Thursday, June 15, 2017

bite that tongue

Understanding is a gift I give myself.

....I'll be gracious enough to receive it.
how I need it!
whenever the urge to speak descends upon me,
or, on those rushed occasions when I'm pressed to speak,
and the itch to give life to my words persists, 
and the water of my unborn words breaks, 

I'll labour to STOP! 

I'll grope till I find,
excavate deeply if I must, 
bite that tongue till it bleeds,
and refuse to utter a word 
if unaccompanied by understanding. 


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