After The Beep
by Tracy

hello. leave a message please.
will you leave a message just for me?
bare your darkest secrets; are you scared of pain?
a little intoxicated, or are you just like me...insane?

are you, too, a walking contradiction?
reveal to me your desires; 
tell me of the color your nightmares are in.

show me your thoughts, your dreams;
speak in riddle to me.
tell me something that will amuse me.
play with me. I see things too clearly;
someone please confuse me.

tell me your life story in a minute or two;
the person you want is not here.
where am I...?
where are you?

I'm wondering about the places i have been, 
thinking of all the things 
I have seen.
converse with my answering machine...

please leave a message after i speak;
leave a long message after the beep.
I'm away playing hide-and-seek.
would anyone care to join me?