Provocat(iv)e or Provocate?

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I thought you looked sexy, lying there, vulnerable,
the sheet rising, almost imperceptibly,
the monitor, dancing its red pulse across the screen,
bleeping in time with your heart,
whilst mine was racing.
But then, without warning, your eyes snapped open.
You looked at me, then at the tube attached to your arm,
and with an angry cry ripped out the iv line.

Linking this to Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt (https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/04/23/weekend-writing-prompt-256-provocative/). to use the word ‘provocative’ in prose or poetry using 62 words exactly. (I have cheated a bit by putting the word in the title, which is not included in the 62 words).

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