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 it.
So they argued instead about listening
in voices everyone else could hear
She told him, later
she was done talking about it
He told her, once more
that it didn't matter
Lying, both became quiet.
In that stillness, with only the dust settled.