The Tongue is the Rudder of the Soul – J-T Kelly

M.C. EscherFlor de Pascua, Never think before you act

To say too much is blasphemy
Against the goddess of
Fire, poetry
And love.
To say
Too little is
A sin. You have to pray
And pray until the goddess says,
“Enough!” And then you must cut off
Your tongue — or quickly learn
That if you scoff
You’ll burn.

About the Poet

J-T Kelly is an innkeeper in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in a brick house with his wife and five children, his two parents, and a dog. Twitter: @JHyphenTKelly

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