Ronald Koertge




The Ubiquity of the Need for Love

I leave the number and a short
message on every green Volvo
in town

          Is anything wrong?
          I miss you.
          213-799-3701

The phone rings constantly.
One says, are you bald?
Another, how tall are you in
your stocking feet?

Most just reply, Nothing’s wrong.
I miss you, too.

Come quick.