the number you’ve dialed is no longer in service

the tumbleweeds
roll
across the desolate landscape
of a mind
in crisis

screaming into the void
until
blood on the vocal chord lining
makes it all
a hoarse whisper

nothing calls back
or if it does
it falls on deaf ears
deadened
by the day

grit
blown by the constant gales
shreds through flesh
through bone
through existence

yet still he tries
to reach to the other side
of a busy signal
for a faint hope
hanging off the hook

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