you said the union forever

the breath
that you held
as you thought about
how you would say it
my hands
that sat in chairs
as i awaited a sentence
one i could finally understand
where the i
and the we
didn’t crash into each other

lips trying to kiss
and speak
at the same time
too many mouths
and not enough words
to explain
what we are really trying to say

les americans, robert frank

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