i can decline your invitation
without ever saying a word.
it may be unfair -
but then, i am feeling unfair;
and in any case, i'm sure

she wears your boxers
and runs her fingers up your chest, after
and you like it fine
we are all so much the same
and which of us
is the better pretender?

so i close my mouth
and i breathe these words.

you knew me then.
and you do not know me now.