people talk
not knowing what about,
they'll say anything
as long as it can get around.

people talk
but don't listen
to anything
that doesn't interest them.

people talk
about you,
did you know
what all these people think of you?

people talk
and you'll be told about it
uncertainty is a whirlpool,
clarity a gunshot.

people talk
and you don't want to listen
but you do and do and do and do
to ugly, broken words.

you won't talk
because if you did
people talk and twist those words
into unrecognisable shapes.