Sophia Galifianakis

When you took me out to lunch that day
and we saw that man kamasutra that lady

with his eyes, lean in, smile ever
so slightly and say in a hushed tone,

pass me the honey, honey, I wondered
what you were up to when you put

your hand on mine and said, pass me
the sugar, sugar.
I did, though I’d never

seen you put sugar in your tea before.
Maybe this was a new thing. Maybe

you were like the boy who planted
carrot seeds to see if they would grow.

They didn’t come up. And they didn’t
come up. Until one day they did.

Problem with me is, I have the opposite
of a green thumb, unless by green

you mean sick and infected, so when
you said that sweet thing, plopping

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