everyone is full of hints
or sets of instructions they have written in blue ink
on the insides of their fingertips
so if I start to go at your nails with a sharp stick
or the clawed end of a hammer
please remind me that I am sometimes foolish
and that many things occur inside my head.
afterwards we could maybe stop speaking
and make conversations with our hands while
in separate parts of the room
because it’s okay if I can’t see what you’re saying
I’m sure I’ll get the gist of it
the next time you look me in the eye.