when I see you,

soon now,
a smile of coffee
behind the lip
of your cup,
you will wonder
at my odd thoughts,
because you somehow see
what I’m thinking.

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‚Äčthe words flounder

upon the shores
of intelligibility,
mouthsounds rendered inelegant
by the shift of elements,

or maybe they’re just
ill evolved to be offered
to the mind
as a meal–

not even a snack.