Taught to most children
Only if you throw the ball back
What game is this
Where we find
And scrabble about for the ball
After it's long been returned
Or pale substitutes
Perhaps I never thee it back to you...
Like the hundreds of emails I've received unread
Or maybe I use those to toss back...
How many conversations end in silence?
Mine or yours...
Hearts waiting for a return
As if a surprise gift
For all our hearts' persistent yearnings