hopefully, this will not cause a problem

there is always such ambiguity
in attachments
perhaps we both get the same info
or one of us might come up empty
with nervous murmerings of

and so I send you this token
with no strings anywhere on it
as a statement of my feelings
hoping they will not come as a shock
and that maybe also
the bag won't leak...

so there it is, now in your hands
nothing for me but to wait and hope
and try to hold things together

	-acm (9/97)