After your rehearsed words have
Done their work — and after
You are no longer of use to me —
There’s no need anymore to prolong the act,
Or act flirtatious over a cup of tea.
Then, we should sit and start talking facts.
Or, better still — not talk anything at all.
For, there’s no audience, no critic for such
Drama or a stab scene of an opera:
Let the final drop to the indifferent earth dissolve.