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Hermit's Confession

So I never go out 

but I’m never at home

so that’s why I never 

answer the phone.

You can believe me. 

I’ll tell you why.

 

The caller could be

someone I never  

want to see, 

someone who never  

wants to see me.

Or so we agreed.

 

The truth can remain 

hidden for years

till hung out to dry

in the summer sun

for all to see 

like a nuclear plume. 

 

So I never go out 

but I’m never at home

so that’s why I never 

answer the phone.

You can believe me. 

I’ve told you why.

 

Donal Mahoney