James Breeden


Don’t Text Me

Don’t send me a text.
If there’s a choice,
I prefer your voice
to tell me what’s next—
heartache or sex?
Oh, don’t send me a text!

Always a subtext
to words on a screen.
What do they mean?
You’ve got me vexed—
is it heartbreak or sex?
Don’t send me a text!

James Breeden‘s poems and stories have appeared in The Xavier Review, the Broad River Review, The Main Street Rag, the Piedmont Literary Review, and a dozen other literary magazines.