Triolet, triolet

by Jeff Skinner

All our operators are busy.
You are moving forward in the queue.
Your call is important to us.

All our operators are busy.
Please have your customer reference number, eight digit security code,
Memorable name or date, and a credit or debit card to hand.

All our operators are making love.
You are moving forward in the queue.

I know I need a small vacation…

All our operators are experiencing post-coital tristesse.
You are moving forward in the queue.
Please continue to hold or call back later.

All our operators are asleep.
To make, cancel or change an appointment using our automated service press 2.
(Please note that some calls may be recorded.)

All our operators have popped out for coffee.
You are no longer moving forward in the queue.

And I need you more than want you…

All our operators are writing poetry.
You are moving forward in the queue
But we are experiencing a high volume of calls. (And a slim volume of verse.)

All our poets are writing sonnets.
If you know the number of the department you want press 9.
Your call will be answered in approximately five… sonnets.

All our operators are leaving the country in search of a new life in Australia.
They are moving forward in the queue.

And I want you for all time…