NaPoWriMo #3 – Irrelevant

In a virtual theatre
An audience of two
Sits riveted in their seats
Each daring the other
To yell

From your dancing fingertips
To their crying eyes

The words form themselves from smoke and mirrors
They explode into creation
Bitterness and sarcasm feed the flames
Poisonous jealousy adds a lovely flash of color
And before things get too hot
Vulnerability and victimization dampens
Without extinguishing

The movie fades to black

Return receipt received
So notified

Can’t take them back now
Those hurtful phrases
Tapped off in anger
Or shame
Or hurt

Words transmitted
Halfway around the world
Or around the block
Or even around
The corner of your room

The lights come up
The show is over
You go to bed