You never get a second chance
at that first impression, and I’m guessing
you’ve fumbled the ball (as we all have
at one time or other). And brother,
it can surely mess with your head.
So instead of wallowing in pity
of the self-made shade, clear your throat
and your thoughts and begin again.
In the end you’ll have made friends,
or at least brought your enemies closer.
You can always save your face,
all you need do, is state your case!

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik, 2015

***Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer – Prompt 294: State of <BLANK>


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