Conversation

All the silly words you hear
Like a phonograph playing paper novels
Scratching to pulp my syllables

Oh you’re so very clear
That you want to be out of conversation
Exiting talk your destination

Lover do you hear?
Do, you hear?

All the funny things I hear
Nothing like what you think you’re saying
From the kitchen you appear
As you offer me up your breakfast service
Where you find out you make me nervous

Lover do you hear?
Do, you hear?

Scratchy and brittle
My intonation
Stopping in the middle for rest
You… used to find me comic romantic

Funny now my jokes don’t elicit laughs
My stories never have a clever end
In the morning do you find me lacking
As you pour the coffee from your cup but lover do you hear?

Lover do you hear?
Do, you hear?

Sassy and stuttered
My nervous diction
Stopping in the middle for rest
You used to find me comic romantic