Find that dime, that quarter, that dollar, that card
Find the time, find the words.
Find the sea song that sends the sigh
over the waves
on the white wings of gulls.
Let me hear your breath, soft with a faint rasp
like the ripple of a wave that drags down pebbles.
Press the receiver to your shell ear.
Hear me lick my lips, draw in my breath
whisper ” Hello” before the goodbye.