Note to My Friend

Please don’t ever come again. It’s never been easy between you and me. Now you want to take your exit by fighting. Just go. I won’t mind. Really. It’s not like I asked to be friends. It’s not like I need you or you me. It’s not like I didn’t give you your due. I’m old now and so are you. You should have been gone. So go ahead and take your dirty linen with you.

Note to Note is a daily exercise in observing, witnessing, taking note of something, someone, some thought. The effort is inspired by the prodigious telephone poems of the great poet Pedro Pietri. I heard him read many of those short and often humorous poems, and saw the great big book he read them from. Yet to be published in full, you can find some of his telephone poems in an anthology of his poetry, Pedro Pietri, Selected Works recently published by City Lights Books. And perhaps one day these notes of mine will find their way in to print, but you can indulge yourself right here, right now, for nothing but your valuable time.

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