A language exchange, terses verbal onslaught,
An uncomfortable description: “Read.”
Curled toes bargain with the heartbeat, pace alone
Comforts the options
Diagnosed through an inquiry, anxiety insisted upon.
Begins the comparison
Against personal actions, to those performed
‘If this meant that…’
‘I did this before…’
‘It must mean that…’
Infant interactions, defined as sloppy killers.
After the blade oxifies, healing begins.
In this Age of Commodification,
Relationships are transactions
And ownership obliges control.
Words come cheap
It’s the interpretations
Which bankrupt the soul.