Conscience is
a mouth guard I wear
to keep my heart from spilling
onto the cold, hard ground.
I would want my words
to meet your thoughts,
to brighten your furrowed brow
and dismiss the fear
from your eyes.

But only when I see
an invitation to speak
will I let loose the guard.
This is what I want to do.
All I need is one moment
of invitation and I run
like a greyhound chasing
the tail of a rabbit.

See me chancing
to have you run with me
when all I wish is a someone
even for a brief moment saying

I meet you here.


3 Responses to Conscience

  1. Jessica hallissey August 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    I love this one too, I enjoy reading and following your train of thought throughout your blog 🙂 You are an amazing person!

  2. veronicahallissey August 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Jessie, Thank you for following my train of thought. Apples do not fall far from the tree, remember?

  3. veronicahallissey August 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    e mail from Bill H. . . . this is what poetry does. Great!

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