Pal Calls

I pick the call
allow him to talk
intercepting with 
‘yes, yes, yes”.

His intonation
grows sharp
‘are you listening?”
 he asks.

“Yes. yes. yes”.
I reply. Unconvinced 
he asks me quickly
 “what did I say”?

” You were talking about 
the keys” “.You are right.”
He elaborates his search
with reference to context.

He rambles for ten minutes. 
Concludes in a low key 
he cannot find them.
I key in ” It is what I expected “.