less than articulate
was how I described to her
the sounds she was making

this was when she explained to me
about wanting to be heard
not listened to

much as it would have been the most reasonable course to play deaf
I uttered a shriek of pleasure

having, incidently
prepared for such pretension of hers
I told her what would happen
would I not listen

urgently displeased was her glance
stinging and glaring
with the cold notion of superiority