Listening, are you stupid or what?
Just using words
No simpleminded person would know…
“What say you not, my dear?”
You ask precariously, yet somewhat jauntily
From your gilded tongue, cunningly cavalier
Using sugarcoated words, sliding smoothly like honey
I should have noticed that slight slither
Like a snake about to devour its prey, a ruthless predator
But I was broken apart, and apparently deaf
Wishing for any and all company that I never met
And so I talked.
“What say you not, you idiot?”
Falling to my knees, I ask myself one more time
Equanimity forgotten, heart in a hard clot
Spitting words cathartically, trying to purge the poison in mine
You should not have noticed my vulnerability
You should have walked away, leaving me a piece more whole
But you are edacious, stopping at nothing to have fun at trickery
Preying at us hopeless, rotten, pathetic, affinitic fools
Now I’m at a loss for words.