Tell them we ____ never wordless in our silence.
Tell me you were ______ willful by my muteness
And the savor of my crudeness.
Tell us we were ________ with the backdoors, with the backstairs, the defiance.
Tell her the explicit was naive and purple.
Like the bruises, like the wine.
Tell him to forgive the bluntness, but it was always to be mine.
Let us _____ the laurels and the debt.
Let us _____ it all on the neglect.
For all the suggestive that exists,
You were worth an infinity of risks.
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