Talk, talk, talk, all you did was talk.
Talk, talk, talk, how was I to know
which words were important?
Speak, speak, speak, all you did was speak.
Speak, speak, speak, how was I to know
which words were necessary?
Listen, listen, listen, all I did was listen.
Listen, listen, listen, how were you to know
what I thought, felt, saw while you talked?
Neither of us was able to communicate.
Neither of us was willing to communicate.
All we did was talk, speak, and listen.
It was already too late to learn to speak
or listen or talk to each other rather than
at each other talking, speaking, listening.
So much to say, so little to say we were.
So hard to hear, so hard to speak, and
so hard to listen to each other, it ended.
Now, you had no one to talk to and
you had no one to speak to, and
I had no one to listen when I spoke.
Too late, too late, too late for us.
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This week’s prompt is TALK.