you need sunglasses
and cut out stone to pattern your sidewalk
you need a dog to walk
and you need certain times of day
give me your evenings
point ourselves west – ‘no’?
o.k – we’ll walk with the sun to our backs
protect our eyes and cast a shadow over the fence line
into the grain fields and hay ready to be bailed in circles
give me your phone calls
your distorted voice sounds as though distance has no meaning
the displaced phone cord giving solitude to our footsteps
missing from the moment
run to me – ‘no’?
coax me then – into a conversation
drink some orange juice with me
and turn down the radio so i can hear you properly
give me you – i’ll give you me
dog at ready
sidewalk patterned to your likeness…..
* Coax Me….song by Canadian band Sloan….including orange juice excerpt