men don’t talk

phone call late morning

from my local surgery

we’re doing a survey on depression

do you have a minute to talk?

yeah, sure

on a scale of 1-10 would you say…..?

& it goes on for about five minutes

at the end she says thank you

sighs, one more done, completed

& she was the first person I’d spoken to

that day

day before

but that wasn’t in her survey

I’d been ticked off a list

no need to question this one anymore

there was no point I could jump in

say, can I take a minute of your time?

talk about my latest flame who’d burned me

down to my very core…

& that’s the problem with men

we don’t talk

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