I gave advice deep from my ignorance
I did not want to offend
so with many prologues and warnings
and general disclaimers
I went ahead and intruded on someone's process
even though they asked me to weigh in
I could've been honest and begged off
explaining I was not up on the topic
and it was really none of my business anyway
(I don't know those involved and how could
I comment on abstractions?)
but instead I opened my mouth to crow
and crow I did as if entire orchards rose and scattered
like dust challenging the clarity of a view
that streamed on my voice
when I was done
they looked at me for a second too long
then being offended
I spoke from my vanity to pardon myself
while my shame painted my insides red
that's the last time they'll ask me anything of import
while it may not be the last time I play the dunce...
my advice to myself?..."miss no opportunity to close your mouth"
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