Every time I open my mouth to speak
my mind streams out into the world.
That’s just the way it is.
When you and I have a conversation
our minds hang out together in the space between us
swirling, scenting, mixing, recoiling.
I’d like to keep my mind secret.
I’d like to open my mind as wide as the world.
Those two ways are just how it is.
My mind is also a particular mixture of your minds
which stream out into the world so beautifully
every time you open your mouths.
That’s the way it is.