As I walk through your cherished gardens,
I stumble and break one of your primrose pots.
You cry and curse me as I mumble apologies.
I'm fearful. Your temper is so. You are more malign
When quiet than when shrieking, and now
You're deathly still. You carry an iron rod coated
With rust. It decays, as they say, from the tears
Of your foe. I keep my voice down lest I anger you.
Getting meself caught in your rage is like being
In the eye of a storm. Goddamn whoever offends
You. They bring forth a calamity. Skies scream as
You wail. Your agony and wrath are causes for concern.
I wonder wherefore the once comely woman has
Vanished. I find no vestige of her in you. But perhaps
When I broke your primrose, I might have broken
Your heart too, thus rendering you heartless. What
Can I say? It was a mishap; one I sincerely regret.
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