#poem #poetry #amwriting the quiet revolt

a quiet revolt

the hush fell absolute
   mid-flow he had been tripped
she sipped the half drunk wine
and we all watched for response

come on she said answer me
   and he laughed in that way
that non-smokers cough - phlegmatic -
dismissive and surprised

so she sipped the wine once more
   - privately we clapped -
then she in good grace excused herself
and moved to another table

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