COUNSELOR: Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
CALLER: While it is true
COUNSELOR: What is?
CALLER: (though only in a factual sense)
COUNSELOR: Facts are a good place to start. What are we discussing?
CALLER: That in the wake of a / Her-I-can
COUNSELOR: Is that where a Yes-we-can meets an I’m-with-her?
CALLER: comes a / Shower
COUNSELOR: Wishful thinking, I guess. Are you talking about a rain shower? Or a shower in your bathroom?
CALLER: Surely I am not
COUNSELOR: A baby shower?
CALLER: The gravitating force
COUNSELOR: Uh… a meteor shower?
CALLER: that keeps this house
COUNSELOR: Wait–your house was hit by a meteor?
CALLER: full of panthers
COUNSELOR: Uh… That’s a first. Did they call ahead?
COUNSELOR: If they do, don’t anther.
CALLER: LBJ has made it
COUNSELOR: Do you mean the dead president? Or the LBJ Space Center?
CALLER: quite clear to me
COUNSELOR: If you say so. Do you think NASA makes a practice of packing wild animals into space rocks?
CALLER: He doesn’t give a / Good goddamn what I think
COUNSELOR: I do. Care what you think, I mean. I don’t stuff big cats into meteors.
CALLER: (else why would he continue to masterbate in public?)
COUNSELOR: I don’t know. Poor impulse control?
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