December 4: Stop

It started with displays of thoughtlessness,
Which then were amplified by length of day,
Sleep deprivation, and punctiliousness-
It might be good for you to stay away.

Then traffic kept me on the road so long
That I had insufficient time to eat,
And paltry meals serve only to prolong
An awful mood- you really should retreat,

Because if you do not, I will regret
The awful things that I could say to you.
I know what words are likely to upset,
Malicious, spiteful, cruel, but also true.

My thanks for being brave and choosing flight-
Sometimes it’s cowardly to stay and fight.

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