Not So Much Anyway

A scathing remark
one that penetrates
goes into the front
comes at the back
as they say, slightest
in tenor, highest
in impact.

It is how he shuts
presents a rude close
resulting in bruising
of the sensitivities
easy for him to pass
hard for the receiver
to take.

A disturbance as seen
a jolt from the regular
affecting not the one
who remarks but the other
destined to be a silent
spectator. Epidemics
of such happen not once
but always.