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BITING NEGOTIATIONS

He smirked, which he tried
unsuccessfully to hide,
chopping his tongue on the meat of her fear.
"But my dear,
The grass is always greener
on the other side."

"Not at all," she replied
with serrated eyes despising his lies —
delicately filleting his deficiency.
"The grass is always greener
when you fertilize."

      — Michele Boyd