sometimes when i am near you
the words become primary
you yawn and i see

what a wonderful word – yawn
the hebrew is so sudden: pihuq
as if the jews are too busy rushing to the next thing
to luxuriate in yawning
my thesaurus has no synonyms
for ‘yawn’

when i see your nose, i think
and then i think
‘this is your nose’
this and no other
this is actually
your nose

with your skin
and your cartilage
and your skeletal structure
and your parents’ genes

and i think
what a miracle
that this nose exists
and that this is not a representation
but you