Here’s a thing I could’ve said…
Here’s one I should’ve not.
Squish this think I should’ve thunk
before it becomes thought.
Stand on these words here, right now,
before they get away.
Hide these ideas good and well.
They’ll be shared another day.
Here’s a book I wish I read.
Here’s a page I shouldn’t turn.
Bake this truth until it rises,
but make sure it doesn’t burn.
I said this word I might’ve meant.
I thought this said I didn’t.
A word means nothing on its own,
it’s about what you think in it.
A thought cannot stand upright
unless you think it strong.
A sound does not apologize
when it comes out all wrong.
A think you might’ve turned to words–
a thought you might have thunk–
can’t overflow a boat unless,
the boat’s already sunk.
Here’s a thought I justified,
and a poem I right aligned.
When you look for what you think I said,
that’s exactly what you’ll find.