Douglas Barbour
breath ghazal 25:

Aaagh          that isnt
what i meant to say     he says

Oooohh        thats what
you  always say     she says

their breathing steady     still       un
steady they wait for the other to speak

sniff the odour of their anger to
gether     denying togetherness

eeugh     i can   almost   taste it
all that held in speech   explode in a sigh

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