Even repeated, words brought no strength.
A backhanded compliment. a plain insult.
The spider belonged. The human didn’t.
Anatomy, biology, psychology: methods of disassembly.
Even repeated, the song brought strength.
Beautiful girl, idle ugly male thoughts.
She couldn’t let go. He wouldn’t.
The drunkard’s lament, a worthless promise.
She existed in nightmares. But whose?
Surprise message. Gentle words. Unbidden tears.