Some people just can

The phone box was full.
There must have been anywhere
between 600 and 80,000 bodies
crammed together in there.
Limbs wrapped around each other like
a landline cable around a nervous finger.
Everyone had someone to call
but nothing to say.
That didn’t stop them fighting
for the chance to stand
in a comfortable silence.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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