Poems of the Week


by Alex Steelsmith

“That panicky call from a relative? It could be a thief using a voice clone…”

If you pick up the phone
and you’re asked for a loan
by what sounds like a loved one or crony,
and their panicky tone
seems a bit overblown,
and you feel that they’re full of baloney,
perhaps it’s a clone;
it is very well known
that a voice on a phone can be phony.