It shouldn’t happen–
tweaked emotion, sullen,
sinking, and completely
Deliberate turn aways
from eyes that would know
the difference–the absolute
demeanor shift, the real

reason for the conversation.

The cat nuzzles neatly up

behind the legs leaving calico hair, and motorized vocals

lingering warmly-

Don’t worry, it’s all in check.

Tomorrow’s mask will hide it all again.

Have you seen it lately, that longing?


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