Weathered and rusted

an amateur restoration

explained snatching the book

from each other to read

phrases that supported our positions.


i’d been happy to settle for

adequate between the two.

Maybe, I should think it over.

Would likely find about

fifty things wrong with

my best shot,

my bluff.

Of course,

that’s why I’m giving you

first refusal.

You and I go back so far.

By Akili