Taking inventory, after the fact
of an argument that escalated

words that should not have been said,
were instead, shouted

He was trying to explain something
who knows?

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.