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I wrote a number of poems for this challenge, but one idea kept popping into my head and I couldn't get over it (or past it). It was this ...Nostalgia
Following on this theme of phone booths in literature and film, my brainstorming took me to phone booth stuffing, the T.A.R.D.I.S., The Phantom Toll Booth, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and more. After a bit of noodling, this is what I finally settled on.
I weep for
Where will Clark become Superman?
How with the Doctor travel through time and space?
How will Harry visit the Ministry of Magic?
It’s been years since I’ve seen
an honest-to-God booth
with a door and working phone
the kind you secretly popped into
to check for forgotten change
or ducked into to get
out of the rain
I miss the snap and ch-ch-ch-ch-ch
of the old rotary dial
and later, the beep-beep-beep
of metal push buttons
I long to enter a
royal red box in London
dial 62442 (magic!)
and descend through the ground
I dream of taking a trip
in the T.A.R.D.I.S.
to talk poetry with
Dickinson and Frost
I pray that if I ever need assistance
my heroes will find a space to
hang their hats and transform
Today I’m missing telephone booths.
What will I miss tomorrow?
Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2017. All rights reserved.
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