...buy ice from your hands
because it would take me back to the north,
from the south
you could sell ice to me.
and i would sell you dust from my shirt
because it would show you what woodsmoke smells like
and sandalwood too
and you would get a good price,
ice and dust,
dust and ice,
both trap vital clues to what went before.
we can send ice and dust by e-mail now
as we send our dee-en-ay,
no longer on a stamp now,
but on the pages of a face book...
i would buy real ice
and you would receive real dust.
and that would be alright.