Sex and the Extension Phone

I heard you last night
over the wire
regretting the distance
which keeps you apart . . .

I listened carefully--
you didn't know I was there.
You sighed when you said
you loved her . . . needed her.

And I know you
smiled when she
whispered your name.
Your lover.

I replaced the receiver,
not wanting to hear any more.
You came to my bed . . .
I pretended to be asleep.