Conversation

Conversation

a talk,

typically informal,

between two or more people,

in which feelings,

thoughts,

or

ideas

are exchanged.

do mumbles and sounds such as

“hmmm”,

“nah”,

or

“huh”

qualify,

as feelings? thoughts? ideas?

perhaps,

“pass the salt”

comes closer,

as it actually contains words.

i’m looking back

trying to recall

what our last conversation was about-

when our last conversation was-

i can’t recall

an exchange of words

with any meaning

deeper

or

more complex

than how much gas is in the car-

than whether or not we need toilet paper-

i hope our conversational content

won’t define us

as a couple-

as people-

we sound more

like computerized texting

than a couple-

than lovers-

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