Roberta Santlofer – 1 poem

An Ending

            

I left you finally

A moment ago

Because you didn’t know how

To say “hello” on the phone

Just your usual angry drunken

“What!”

Say “hello” I said

But another, “What!”

Bye, click, I hung up

You were gone.

            

Roberta “Bobby” Santlofer (1943-2020) was a mother of sons, an avid reader, and a poet. A posthumous collection of her poetry is forthcoming. Santlofer’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in GargoylePhiladelphia StoriesGrey Sparrow Review, and elsewhere.

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