By Tyler Greening

Long Distance Phone Calls

Hearing your voice
is like stepping
into a hot shower
muscles relax
tension I never knew
washes away
and without realizing it
I exhale
until I’m standing in
the ripple of your voice
eyes closed, half smiling
bathing in the timbre of your laugh
mixing sweetly with mine
as the thoughts we exchange
become steam on glass

Tyler Greening
TYLER GREENING is a senior psychology major at Champlain College. Originally from Albuquerque, N.M., she hopes to pursue writing further in her career. This is her first published poem.