In crazy dreams, I drunk-dial my future,
slurring promises in a language I can’t speak,
apologizing in advance for the failings
sure to ruin our relationship eventually,
incautiously exposing my weak underbelly,
the fear of being all alone again,
untouching and untouched.
Waking then in confounded solitude,
I scavenge the sheets for my phone, delete the call from history.
T. Allen Culpepper