By Liam O'Brien


I've tried calling before.

I'll try again.

Always paid my dues,

just in case.

A measured flutter sure,

who cares about the odds?


Did you hear about your wan?

Got through on the very last try.

The chance of that.

Imagine it.


Head bowed.

Hopes high.

One last question.

Hollow pause.

Then an irritated sigh.