Very softly speaking, uttered in a drone,
it was sotto voce in an undertone.
Every word was silent, soundlessly unknown,
it was sotto voce in a quiet-zone.
No ear can discern it, hearing must disown,
it was sotto voce by the overthrown.
Only with lip-reading, uttered words are known,
it was sotto voce by expression shown.
Very subtle judgments, mimicked in a mime,
it was an eyeball roll in derisive time.
Every move was silent, haughty and sublime,
it was an eyeball roll like an oozing slime.
No glance can dismiss it, seeing can't begrime,
it was an eyeball roll as bad as a crime.
A quiet parody, like a mocking rhyme,
it was an eyeball roll of a scornful stime.
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