I still live
in a coin operated
world. These social networking
tricks do not align

with how I shrink
from true human
contact when the moon begins
to count. If he kept the letters

I wrote, where would they be
now? Hearts bought

at estate sales
are non-refundable.

Lost Art

A legacy of doing
the math, a grandmother with a sixth
grade education and pitch thirst, knew

her numbers.
This social networking age tallies
what can’t be counted

on and loses
track of each heart beat. It could be
my job not to forget.