At least I’m happy, she sings,
as she pokes out her tongue,
blows a raspberry in his face.
Ewww, girl germs!
His body flexes back as if he’s a reincarnation of a
yogi or Gumby,
flexible to an amazing degree
simply because of a little bit of spittle,
it is but a harmless raspberry.
You never wanted me
But now, you will see:
I stand proud and true
I don’t curl with agony
I didn’t shatter with your hurtful unfeeling
The boy lunges toward the woman,
lording over and talking down
I gave you all you were worth
and in unison:
I guess you weren’t worthy enough.
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