why i hate the telephone

spoken words elude me

            confuse me

  leave me frustrated

                      aggravated

             uneasy

the more i speak

                    the more incoherent i become

    if i hear a voice

                 i want a matching face

to ground me

              but words unspoken

       i can control

                    my fingertips clicking time

with my mind

              and what appears

  on the page

                                      is my coherent self