335 – Snake eyes

No harsh words,
No side remarks,
Not a single drop
Of anger.

Terse smiles,
Courteous gestures,
Everything so civil
And appropriate.

Eviscerated egos
Elegantly fling
Their bloody guts
Across the table.

Faces splattered red,
Not an eyebrow rises.

Educated adults
Know how to lick their wounds
And re-sharpen their fangs
In private.

The meeting
Is adjourned.
Hands are shaken,
More beaming smiles exchanged.

Mental notes
Keep a detailed score,
Along two double-underlined words.

Next time…

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