after the fact of
an argument that escalated
words that should not have been said,
were instead, shouted
He was trying to explain something
She didn't want to hear.
So they argued instead about listening
in voices everyone else could hear
She told him, later
that she didn't want to talk about it anymore
He told her, once more
that it didn't matter
Lying, both became quiet.
In that stillness, with only the dust settled.