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Talking A Tightrope

By John I. Blair

Talking a tightrope
I balance every
Word I say or send,
My audience, my topic,
My ultimate intent.
Why just this afternoon
I wrote “good work”
Then changed it
To “good stuff,”
Not wanting to imply
I don’t intend
Or one
I had not meant
To give away.

©2006 John I. Blair

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