In Response To Your Question

I can’t speak for anyone else
but when you asked me a question
I said I’d get back to you. It was
the best I could do, given the circumstances.
I can’t quite remember what they were
but I must have been distracted
by something else, or else I wouldn’t
have said I’d get back to you,
since I knew you usually require
a prompt reply. Besides I am
not given to deliberation, I try
to go on my instincts, to go on
my nerve, since that’s all we have.
Seriously I don’t know what I was thinking.
I mean I had the answer right there.
It was on the proverbial tip of my tongue.
If you wanted a response I should have
just given it to you. But we are where
we are, and that’s where we find ourselves.
What was the question again?

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By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher