But. The quickest way to say,
“I kind sorta listened to what you said–
now I’m going to add the part I care about.”

And is so much better. It tells a story
of togetherness and cooperation.

Or is how you say you see
a different path.

Either tells me you don’t care which–
it is the “I don’t give a shit” of words.

Neither starts with an “N”,
just like “no”. Coincidence?

But why can’t we speak in short sentences
and decide whether to say this 
or that and pause to consider if
either is really worth saying or if
neither makes a difference?

Oh yeah–if. That’s a good one.
If speaks of possibilities and
of a future that