My compulsion to break silence
provokes anger in my other half.
What he doesn’t realise
is that his irritation makes me laugh.
I answer questions on TV –
any half-baked quiz will do
to see if I can beat the box
contestants, no matter who.
But woe betide me if I speak aloud
and spoil his train of thought.
To shout at the screen is not allowed –
he’d much prefer strict silence.
for Octpowrimo, day 14