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What if you didn’t?

December 14th, 2012 · No Comments

What if you didn’t?

What if you didn’t answer that phone call you just got
It was her
But you had left her a message
asking to call before 11:45 or after 1:00.
What if you didn’t leave her the message
Would she still call?
What if you didn’t have a phone
What if you just told people you don’t use the phone
It’s against your religion-or something
What if you didn’t have Facebook and Twitter and
Gmail and Outlook and Skype and Facetime
There was a time like this
What was it like
Do you remember
Do you want that time back
How badly
——JK, participant in the workshop “What If You Didn’t? and other questions to ask when you’re exhausted”

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