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–Amy Engle


National Poetry Writing Month 2018 Poem #18


The words in my head–I keep them secret.

Too many times have I loosened my tongue,

Only to spew nonsense into the world.

If I don’t know you all that very well,

You might think me quiet and reserved.

But if you take the time to know me,

I just might open up and share my thoughts.

Good luck trying to shut me up then.

Keep in mind that there’s only a bare,

Rudimentary filter in place over my mouth

When I’m comfortable with a person.

They become a sounding board as I

Process my crazy, outlandish ideas.

Now that you’ve been thoroughly warned,

Approach our pending friendship with caution.