Stop Right There

And I look
astounded
at the short message on the cell phone in my hand
with its total lack of
concern

I travelled
25 hours
to get here

Only after
you made me promise to

You have no right
to treat me with this kind of indifference
almost as if you want to stave off
some sort of one night stand who just doesn’t get
that the time span you allotted her
is long over

You have to right to treat me as if
I’m some annoying stupid little thing in your way

I only gave you
what you asked for