i want to be more
than monosyllabic. we could
make a sentence or even
a story with slick scribble and
fountain pens. we could unfold
across pages like a black-and-white
film from the forties:
all novelty and smiles and
soundtrack. we could be
mouthfuls of sounds: jumbled
letters and punctuation popping
like cinema popcorn, but now
we're just a hello.