An Evening In Domesticity

Sticks and tongues, barbs and stones
Pierce bubble, pierce happiness, pierce pain
Stop. Tape the mouth
Shut off the engine
One more word, I die.

I wander off
You wander in
Chew-up dropped words
Burp. Burp. Boom.
Nothing ends, nothing begins.

That of yours eats my ear
Tunnelling towards my heart
Throw away the torch
Careless. Silly. Man.
Go home to me now.

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