do they have to whole sentences
calling her by name gets her attention
and is helpful as she does a full body smile
that reverberates and reflects from all of us
generating a thousandfold increase in happiness in the world.
You mean the world to me, vaguely stated
as you look away doesn't cut it,
but asking me if I want to share your spaghetti
is enormously useful, my mouth waters
just writing this, or
telling me you'll run out to the store
to get more milk so I can make yogurt
or I'll drive you to DIA so we can talk
uninterrupted for 20 minutes, just think
of all the meaningful sentences
we can say to each other.