Time for more instances of the homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.
1. mean (adj.): lacking distinction or merit; occupying a middle position; cruel; (noun): a middle point; average; (verb): to have a particular meaning
2. mesne (adj.): intermediate, intervening (legal term)
3. mien (noun): a person’s expression or physical appearance
He wondered what it all could mean—
Her clothing, attitude, and mien.
He really had not ever seen
Their like before. He was not mean—
And was, in fact, above the mean
In kindness—seemed to have no spleen.
The mesne proposal that he said—
Between his looks and her fair bed—
Remained, so silent in his head.
Instead, he watched her from afar,
There in the busy chocolate bar,
Then saw her leave, go to her car,
And drive into the western sun,
The sinking one (yes, that’s the one):
It signified the death of fun.