Note from the Missed Connections Chief Bottle Finder:
This message from Lexington, KY appears so very sweet and domestic on the surface but the line, “and the chain from your watch around my neck.” adds a sinister element. The painting by Tau shows a little toy bird without control of their actions. Is this what our poet is referring to?
Missed Connections in Lexington, KY
The Water Is Filling My Shoes
I’m here in your pocket,
curled up in a dollar,
and the chain from your watch around my neck.
And I’ll stay right here until it’s time.
I belong only to you.
-a little bird, once a mouse