The Caterer

Hello, I hope I'm not bothering you
I'm calling for a confirmation
but I couldn't remember if you were the sort
    of person
who likes that sort of thing
or not
There was another woman-
or was it you?
I called for a confirmation
...She was terribly irritated with me,
that I called,
that I called at all
because she told me how if she had made
an agreement
with someone
she expected them to do it
she did not need a confirmation,
she did not want a confirmation.
She told me all about her feelings on the subject-
for a long time,
and I realized that she was emotionally
the woman on the phone that day,
and I thought it might be you.

James DeFord

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