We choose our words so carefully
afraid to give too much away;
deciding just what to reveal
but never saying what we feel.
We dance across each other’s thoughts
while masking our inadequacies
one step forward two steps back,
must rein emotion skillfully.
We always choose the safest route,
to shield ourselves from being broken–
and when we’re unsure who to blame
just blame it on the words unspoken.
© Ginny Brannan 2021