Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hobbies and Habits

You were asked to share particular hobbies.
“Fish,” you said.
“Fishing?” someone asked.
“No, fish.”
Had you been sewing, you would have just pricked your finger.
Had you been hiking, you would have just fallen from a cliff.
One of your habits is not answering the phone.
That’s not a hobby, it’s a habit.
It’s not fishing, either.
Both bad habits, actually.
And when you do answer your phone
you spout things nobody fully understands.
We all hold there on the other end of the line
hoping for elucidations, corrections,
confused when you speak and similarly confused when you are silent.

--Mitchell Hegman