dangle off deep breaths
and gentle voice.
I listen to every syllable I speak to you,making sure no bad judgment in word
or accent escapes.
And they fumble from my thoughts
as the thoughts rumble:
I want you backI can be different
Why I think my carefully selectedphrases might persuade you I don't know.
But if to get you back were possiblewith my arrangement of speech,
Then I wish to be king of words,or poet of my time.
(From the book Kairos)