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Did he just say what I just heard?
Those unkind words—
malicious pokes
disguised as jokes.

Should I carp back? Or balk? Or scoff?
Just laugh it off?
Stare blank as sky?
Collapse and cry?

Or keep on making oolong tea,
for him, for me.
A silent room.
The dark leaves bloom.

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