The Interview

interrogate
reprobate
surfeit
inclinate
debate
derate
grate
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we interrogated him at three
the reprobate didn’t blink as we read the charges
he knew
there was a surfeit of evidence
he sat there
a packet of cigarettes in front of him that he would inclinate until it slowly toppled over
to be picked up by the other hand and the action replayed
he carefully debated each point of evidence
derating when he couldn’t deny outright
even though the facts stood for themselves
it began to grate
read your laws, he said
habeus corpus
where is the body?
you claim I ate it
maybe I had it with tea
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he collapsed in a fit of laughter
but that was six weeks ago
six weeks since you claim I ate my friend
now I’m all that’s left of him
so you say
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