Voice Recording

By Maria Rovito

Hello. This is Ron’s answering
machine, Marvin, and
I’m so depressed. I have
50,000 times the memory capacity of my owner, but
all I get to do is answer the phone.
Don’t talk to me about life.
Just leave your name and number
after the beep. Here comes the beep,
how I hate that beep,
it’s so cheery sounding.

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Maria Rovito is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in English program.