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Reach for the phone.
Tap out the digits
on fingers familiar
with the sequence
that unlocks my voice
from the sullen silence
of your lonely evening.

Reach for a pen.
Absently scribe my name
like a spell
conjuring my face
from the pale void
of the page.

Reach for my hand,
as you dream
miles away from
where I sleep
finger folded
into blankets
held in an unconscious
prayer for reunion.

Reach for the keys.
Pack your things,
rush goodbyes,
I'm already waiting
across state lines.

Smile if you're stupid,
laugh if you understand.

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The following comments are for "Reach"
by Bartleby

I really liked this one, Bartleby. Your work seems to flow better when you let what you're feeling come to the surface. Sometimes it's an underlying sort of thing that never breaks through. I prefer it when it does.

( Posted by: MKMINION [Member] On: October 27, 2002 )

A good read here, Bartleby!

I liked this alot!


( Posted by: Jasmine [Member] On: October 28, 2002 )

Yes, this is a good piece to sink your teeth into. I've read it three or four times and liked it more with each one.


( Posted by: Richard Dani [Member] On: October 28, 2002 )

I truly enjoyed this one. I've only read a couple of others, but I'm willing to say this one stands out. If you're interested, I've begun my own art and literary magazine. I've posted some announcements, though I've had a poor response. Please, submit, or ask some questions: Truly looking forward to seeing some of your stuff in the next issue. Thanks.

( Posted by: praxidikai [Member] On: November 30, 2002 )

I loved the rhythm of this one. I could feel the clicking of the plane, train, auto as the author flees his destiny.

( Posted by: ceyran gelior [Member] On: January 8, 2003 )

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