She takes his jabs seriously,
exasperated by both tone and objective
Thinking, how could a man be so single-minded
Her skin crawls imagining his stories
into reality with the foulness of his language
and insistence on depictions of the most base
of human experiences.
Yet, she forgives his coarseness when her body shivers in the heated silence
that darkness brings
When tensions between them melt,
pressed out by the purifying acts of physical love.
In those times he brings her past the words
and into the theater of animal fantasy.