It rang for 28 seconds.. My heart beat rang faster.. Pick up pick up pick up.. No answer..
I needed to exhale.. I’ve been holding my breath with every passing ring..
But you never called back..
The minutes turned into hours, and the hours faded into days. I stared at my phone more than an admirer on a first date..
But still, no blinking screens, no recognizable name..
Miss, Missing, Missed.. Fate did not put me through, it diverted me as it called for change.