• rachaelherren

I think I knew.

The first time you texted me

I threw my phone across the room.

Like it was a snake,

Like you might bite me

With flirty cute venom.

Did I already know

That an innocent question

About music taste

Would pull the tablecloth clumsily

Out from under my life

Spilling all my contents

And breaking them on the floor?

Could I have guessed the ending

Like an airport paperback

Or a laffy taffy joke?

What do you call a benign phone message

Filled with secret meaning?

A subtext.

I think I knew.

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