Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tongue Biter

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 I feel pressed to give life to my words
because the water of my unborn words breaks,

I'll labour to stop!
I'll grope till I find,
excavate deeply where I must,
bit that tongue till it bleeds
and refuse to utter a word
if unaccompanied by understanding