Edge of Town

I hold the phone arm’s length
and stare at it.

Noog?

Yeah, bud, says the voice.

Jesus, how’d
you even get my number?

Your sister. Got us a table 
at 6:00 at The Wok.

I check my watch.

My sister? Are you sure?

What do you mean?

We… well… I really want to
but I got a deadline in the morning.

Only in town tonight, my man.

I sigh and watch the green C train
pass underground.

So much for sleep.

Great, man, great. I’m excited.

Huh. The phone’s back
on the receiver.

Yeah, Mike. Me, too.

Added: January 20, 2013 | Last changed: January 23, 2015