A pause


I’ve forgotten



What I meant to say

It got tangled

And strangled

And mixed up with



The heap

Piled in my keep

Of things I want

Don’t want



To say

I’m getting

In my way

And my tongue



Trips over feet

I promised

I practiced

But now it’s just



A mess

I’ve confused

And abused

An opportunity to say




But now it’s lost.