Say it. Let the sound fill your mouth
like curry, full on flavour and spicy
enough to set your breath on fire.
Then spit it out. Let them know
the wine is sour,
and the alcohol content cannot make up for it.
Bottle their gasps for later,
you can use them at the lightshow
when they try to blot you out.
And, with their retorts,
take off your cloak and mask
so their ice-words melt from your brightness.
Show them the spectrum,
not the gradient.