from the other end of the line
you calmly deliver me
of my dreams of a real family
of a future with you.
how easy it is for you
to sever these bonds between us
how easy it is
for you to cut me free
while I am still hanging on edge
remembering you asleep beside me
how much I still love you.
HOLLY DAY’s poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and Harvard Review. Her newest poetry collections are Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing), Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), and The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press).