appalled by his words
shocked by his audacity
she slapped him across the face
humor kept him safe
though his bros often dismissed
his need to safeguard his heart
i had thought with Poetic Asides' duel challenge i might write a "half & half" poem, half serious-half goofy...even thought i picked a decent topic. in the end though, it turned more serious than expected. regardless of how it turned out, i think my choice of form worked well...since i intended to look at this from two perspecitves (originally one goofy and one serious), a sedoka seemed like it would be the best attack.