bubble talk

did you ever start talking
to someone and feel like
it was all bubbles and smoke
to them? did you

ever hear yourself
say something and
it was underwater

did you ever
lay across your bed
and cross your legs
like a school-girl
when talking became
so delightful

you did not know what else
to do

i suppose the thread there
is that the words reaching
someone are rare and
suddenly you become

a mermaid when