On putting our knives away

When things get heatedAnd conversations grow horns,Our hearts respond in turnBy coming dressed for the occasionBearing knives.Knives that are too easy to pick upAnd too hard to put down-Lacerations of the tongueTargeted jabs of the replyAnd the ever-threatening knife to the throatOf a sharp tone of voice.Its unfortunate that long afterThe final word has been […]

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On ‘winning’ arguments

There are moments in a conversation When the flow of words is no longer an activity of mutual edification, When the roles of speaker and listener are no longer revolving, And the couch of conversation Has become a podium of proclamation; The conversation has become A public speaking exercise Where the one with the best […]

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