University – 2 -1697

by Tom Ashley

The gaps in the day are gone
no time to write in cursive
caught up in the endlessness
dance classes, soccer, car pools
spinning, Groupons
Google, Wiki, more
tweets, call waiting
“Call you back, can’t talk now…”

Please give me back
my busy signal, my dial tone
Nonnie’s party line
and University – 2 – 1697
my glorious mother died this summer
born three years before women could vote –
what am I supposed to do now –
post it on Facebook?

Taking many study groups over the years at the IRP has been a growing and stimulating process.  In college, I dreaded my writing courses.  I LOVE them now.