A couple tries,
working with the charms

of denial that descend
into vengeance,

returning to what was.
This is what they do as

they lance the boil
into an inversion that

passes for

while working between
each one's past:

a father's tantrums,
a mother's martyrdom.

They carry the primal
of their personal jungles,

boarding with the baggage
of past reality.