Like a five setter ring-fight. Nadal-Federer.
Like the door shutting. Over and over.
Like a backslap. But a lot, lot harder.
Like poetry bleeding. Hurt. Much hurter.
Like prison cage. Iron, fist, and mortar.
Like slang: slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am.
And you're thinking -
That's not how it goes.
No, that's not a thing.
And that didn't even rhyme
With all the others.
No it isn't.
No it didn't.
Thank you for noticing what's
Who really ever cares about "ma'am"
In the corner
Of your wham-bam-sledgeslammer?
What's that again?
Can you say that one more time,