Class Year

2021

Document Type

Creative Writing

Date of Creation

Fall 2018

Department 1

English

Abstract

The day Summer disappeared, you were at home, feverish and ready for the phone to ring. You’d been waiting for that phone call all morning, hovering moth-like around the old-fashioned landline in the kitchen. Your friends liked to tease you whenever you used the ancient thing; the chunky, mustard-yellow receiver tucked under your chin, the ringlet cord that you absently twisted between your fingers while you chatted. Summer always said that you looked like the picture of 1980s adolescence when you picked it up, like you should be teasing your roots and giggling over a crush. [excerpt]

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Written for English 309: Writing of Poetry: New Poems, New Poets.

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