He repeats it all again, a little slower
and louder each time, enunciating
as if she cannot hear. Certain she
must be confused. If he explained
to her in simpler terms, she would
surely acquiesce, change her answer
to be compliant to his reason; her
lips would soften, docile with relief.
Instead, she presents a calm mask,
a deliberate spine. Minutes creep on
as she refuses to repeat herself. Let
him have the last word if he needs it.
Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
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