I felt it happen,
as it’s happened before,
the disappearance inside,
a communication switch off.
It’s not deliberate, truly,
but there’s nothing more to say,
only variations of the same,
so eventually tedium has won the day.
We got so far, but the truth being,
not as far as to just say to one another,
” Have you a black pen,
it’s says on the form,
to only use a black pen?”

Jeff Bell