Cacophony

you swallowed your sinewy thoughts
with the contents of a chipped coffee mug
at that old place just around the corner
& drifted to the bottom for

17

endless

seconds,

accompanied by the hollowed out
‘Do’s & Don’ts’ of social convention.
& when
she brushed her hair back, smUgly,
all you longed to see
were the remnants of vividness
her eyes once possessed,
but spires of woe
clouded her vision.