If God Answers, Don't Hang Up

by Jerry Ratch

All I know is, something I was unaware of 

Left that vacant look in her eyes 
As if I had taken the last brownie of her life 

And then heard myself laughing 
From the dark side of the moon 


Maybe she was just standing in 

The wrong wind that day 

She raised her cellphone to her ear 

Threatening to call the police 

But God answered instead 


Then the line went dead 

All I really know is 

I've got no friends 

And maybe that's why God talks to me