Trickle Down

Other people systems

jumped into our lives today,

after our morning coffee.


First thing

we fell into

the endless loop

of voicemail

of the disastrous health insurance



press pound, 1, 2, 3

all the wrong options

never the right choice


transferred from department

to department


to person

Never the right person


to finally get a name

and a number

to leave a message

to a person who is

not there.


Time is running out.

Their deadline

Their delays

Their incompetence

For which we give

Our time

Our money


Now WE aren’t speaking to each other.



© Glenda Kotchish

November 2018