If I Thought

"If I Thought" - 1/29/07

if I thought you needed
another thing
I'd leave where I am
and go hunt for the best

I'd board a big plane
or climb up a ladder
or maybe just wander
my neighborhood searching

for just the right necktie
or briefcase or powertool
maybe a book from
Shakespeare's or the Strand

if I thought you were hungry
I'd whip up my favorite
recipe for something

but in my soul I know
you own all you need
so I'll settle for poetry
not quite my forté

nevertheless words unique
and unprecedented
are like mannah
(the day you were made)

I wonder sometimes
what allows us to inter-
connect with each other
when clearly we're far

from conquering wisdom
we'll need to succeed at
sharing more than surface
expressions of awe

I think what I'm hoping
today more than ever
is somehow that your wish
will wear down the hour

of my wish awaiting
occasion to burst
from the inseam of gratitude's

cape in reverse