Family Dynamics

change often
 with the way 
sets off.

A casual talk
 with a tinge of humour 
pokes fun at none
 very generic 
gets distorted. 

Playing with a bet, 
being the intention
the   game changer
 say an in- law.  ignites  
the spark,

 the  harmless tete- tete
goes up in flames. 
rages fiercely
falls down unabashed 
as ashes.

The vicious  pursuit 
 is  intentional, torments
 the speaker detracts 
the listener, the way 
scandals are intricately 

Away it goes in the air 
the way it came severing  
relations, breaking hearts,
the in law stands feted 
for the undoing.