SOLC 19 of 31: Voicemail

I knew it would be too soon.

But I did it anyway.

I scolled through my voicemails

and saw her name.

I knew it would be too soon.

But I listened to it anyway.

Nothing special about it.

Just a “check-in” and “call me back.”

Nothing special about it.

Until now,

when it’s all I have

to remember her voice.

8 Comments

  1. jwoodlaird said,

    March 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Such a beautifully scripted slice with a heartbreaking message and reality. Writing (and words) can help us piece together our own thoughts and emotions surrounded by loss. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. EugeniaKouts said,

    March 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    You have me in tears because I never thought to keep my dad’s voice messages when he was healthy enough to leave them. I would listen to them, delete, then return his call. How I wish I had a voicemail to hear, “OK. Call me if you’re not too busy.” I am glad you have her voice to listen to over and over again!

  3. March 19, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I am so sorry. Sending (((HUGS))).

  4. Lisa Corbett said,

    March 19, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I have so many voices I miss!

  5. March 19, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    So much emotion conveyed in your words. I keep voice mails of my dad just in case. He’s still living but I know someday he won’t be here. He is a calming force that I know I will need even when he’s not physically here.

  6. March 19, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    We hold on to memories of dear ones. They can be soothing and help us dealt with the loss.

  7. Anna Maria said,

    March 20, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I can hear the tremble in your voice with the final three lines. It’s true though. I have four voices I would give anything to hear again.

  8. caroline524 said,

    March 20, 2020 at 2:04 am

    This was so powerful. The final lines had me in tears. I love how something so simple like a voice message can become so significant in our lives.


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