With a grin you dubbed
the subject "Verboten" -
surprised me with your German;
but then again, everything spoken
between us is in a different language.
Damn hypocrites! We want to talk
about it - but will never use
the exact words. We're never blunt -
just not us, is it? Much more fun
to be cryptic and oh-so-poetic...
How drastic we might resort
to clichés - talk of "parting ways",
but never the end, a change; that topic
is "Verboten". So we use the powers
of pragmatism to talk it all away.
But there will come a time when we both
tire of poetry. Exhausted our codes
and fancy ways to say what's forbidden.
Yes. Finally we'll be blunt:
"This is our end." Then it's done.