I no longer need to speak to you
When a nod will do.
This is a paring down to essentials.
Now the air between us is charged with a relaxed fervor.
I no longer have to touch you
Constantly like the collector who
Holds a possession that holds him.
When a spark brings a flame
I will pretend a little goes a long way.
I am applying for a position here,
Accept this kindling.