if i can

if i can is so tenuous a statement you have brought me many things and even this is less solid than the next excuse to escape your tiny mobile phone invisible slinking wires where are the wires

where are the things that we have in common they were there once i know they were i could find them if you could show me where the wires went that puppet to puppet connect each action each troubled frown i have to make if i can

you have tiny things tiny accessories that tiny phone that i envy that tiny purse that tiny life in which nothing spills or is shattered and i wonder when did we ever meet when could we ever have known finger to finger together we would hold hands if we could if you can

i am landlocked thick and clumsy with this phone to a wall if i could i would speak with you outside free to the birds those invisible wires crisscrossing and netting up all the moss roses i planted to remember what birmingham in july feels like they fly to you from me word to word and we close the conversation far easier than i’d like by your voice if i can

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I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.