At the end of the day

when I'm thoroughly pissed off

you see me and smile,

try to start a peppy conversation.

I brush you off

save you from a scowl

and give you a glare

Your innocent face


you immediately take the blame

you push at me

want to talk

I thrust you away


let you wonder

I'm too heated up

to deal with you today


you run at me

determined to

talk it out

placate me

you want to understand

I flip you off

and leave

Your face

illustrated in my mind

broken, confused, distraught


I tell you to deal

I'm too irate today.