One minute like a savage cat
and then like butter
a tone of voice
full of respect and caring
for the man you just fought

During that fit of savagery
you lost me
I wont need your solicitude
nor will I retaliate

I will be kind and considerate
and you will go on as usual
and you will never know
the change you wrought

You have made me as wary as you
and as sharp
and you will not have noticed
that closing of the heart—
from now on, I am shutting you out

 

Stuart Dodds

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