when god chewed gum

25 Feb

i saw a switchboard operator in a movie last night.
selma diamond from 1973.
i bet she still hangs out in hotels and
still listens to late night illegal telephone love.
she’s just invisible now,
no more looking like some hindu god in the flesh
doing the in and out and in and out and in and out
hands yanking cables and wires,
knowing all our secrets.
i like the way she chews gum.
it says fuck off so many different ways without ever saying a word.

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