after listening for long enough, able now to tell the two apart

by all they found attractive, all they tried to understand by going on with it,

some names here or throughout, this dedication to understanding,

and then, to the silence of letting it go or asking for one to wait, remindful

of what it took for the two to speak, following each decision towards humor,

resistance, the exception to what lasts, what enters to bring out the shifts

that strain to keep it straight, forcibly pushing the other onto others, asking

for favors, massless things satisfied to fill the next opening, wandering near

the portion needing report, although it may have been lined with more