Empty pails

The coolness of
flip phrases
meets blood boiling
hot enough to
brew more trouble.

Hoping words can
absolve you of deeds,
that caresses can
render forgiveness.
Charm in place of
frank apology.

Instead, slanted grin
ridicules my rage,
like unruly flames
taunt empty pails
with hissing steam.

10/19/10

For Three Word Wednesday (http://www.threewordwednesday.com/): absolve, hiss, ridicule

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