21 February 2010

Weighty Advice

Giving me room to decide you think
subtlety suggests key words causally
linked to effects known – for instance
too much for one to do alone’ actually
means ‘quit’; I know it could suggest
a bit more too, like ‘get help’ or ‘make
room for some-one else
’ but there is
a true history to this cryptic advice

As nice as it is to know you do care
there is still an impasse to deflate in
a predicament less intended than
unsubtly rash; clear thinking initially
would have seen weight was being
added where none ever used to be
© 31 January 2010, I. D. Carswell