Hands to Shake

Say what you said
again so everyone can hear
I’m out on the lawn,
there are rabbits and deer

The moon was bright, late October
once when I was fourteen
rolled it up to empathize, 
smoke signs from the seams

I chased you through the woods

I drew you from life so I could frame it
I’ve read all the words that made you famous
“I’m nothing if not entertainment” 
But I dare you, I dare you to say it

When we meet on that road again I won’t dig up.
I won’t have hands to shake
I won’t have hands to shake
or deals to break