The way orchid
splits the difference

with hot pink,

in the hanging
plastic crystal –

how an increased level
of saturation

can come across
as reticence

or even
as retraction.

There, where it changes
tack –

the as in the
‘come across as’ –

put your tongue on that.

Sign in car window:

not about
us, it’s
about Him.

Hot potato.

Of course, it’s terrible
when civilians

when they strangle.

will say the same thing.

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