Take Note

It can cut like a knife
or heal a thousand wounds;
its power is immeasurable.

It can be salty and crude
or sweet like fresh honey;
its potency is irrefutable.

It can be short and quick
or long and drawn out;
its timing is impeccable.

So learn to listen and be slow to speak
for what leaves the tongue is irreversible.

-akw-

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