By Alison Miller
I want to sit in a comic book diner
with you and share a banana split or
maybe a milkshake with two straws.
We’ll get whipped cream on our faces
and wipe it off without flirtation as we
talk about politics and deep-down sea
creatures, as we teach each other languages.
I’ll say (something) Did you know that
means “ferry” in Japanese?
And you’ll say (something) and I’ll say
what? and you’ll say I said ‘Start with Spanish.’
I’ll say bitte but I’ll mean danke and you’ll
nod and say something in incorrect French
and I’ll say I hate French and you’ll say,
No, you dislike French music and I’ll
be glad for how well you know me
and we’ll hold hands and sip our
milkshake or eat our banana split.