When I take the time to slow down,
I can see perfectly that
Patience is a slow clap
Cheering for the almost
But not quite unbelievable
Ridiculousness of my true nature.
And, for the abundance
Of can't take back moments like
"Did I say that with my outside voice?"
"If only this thought wasn't ruining
This moment right now."
Before the explosion of expletives
And occasional superlatives,
There's always opportunity for a pause,
A moment of 'wait',
A moment of 'listen'.