I want to know the contours of your mouth

by brian warfield

I can't hear your laugh
When you type lol
I don't know your mouth
Well enough to conjure it
When I think about you
I don't know you
I know your words
You embody yourself
In poems and I
Write to touch you
When I write about
Your smile I am
Tracing your lips
And feeling them as close
As they can get 
To mine