Mouth Trap

Fear can be a tranquilizer

or an energizer.

But it is NOT a healthy mind's equalizer.

Fear can bring passivity

so choose wisely.

A quiet mouth leaves room for assessment;

a great investment

to think before responding yet

So you're truly understanding it.

But do not quell your discoveries

as it would be a tragedy

to walk away silently

glancing past your shoulder spitefully.

by Kayla Henry

Copyright © 2021 Kayla Henry

The moral rights of the author have been asserted.

All rights reserved. No part of this poem may be reproduced or used in any manner without written permission of the copyright owner except for the use of quotations in a review.

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