Overheard

“I see it thus”, he says.
“I can only see it this way”, she rejoins,
Lying and feigning concern and sincerity.
Pinned to wall like a Mengele eye
At Auschwitz
Man in the power of woman.
The crass simplicity of her presented view
Serves but her conscious cruelty
Her reality, banal, sadistic.
And then it is easy, so easy
To torture
A little flick this way, a little flick that
The helpless bird in the claws of the cat

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