Here is all this
should you need it, running

short on words before your breath
is up, or running out of choices

and time. You can never have
too much – I know how you use it

in everything and then some,
even in the odd walk

down the driveway and the weekly
hour of Friday meetings. Yes, I know

it calms you, helps you to see
things that the others miss – it has

that effect on most people. Easy
does it, but it can’t hurt

to keep some handy, look, it fits
neatly between your fingertips

and under your tongue, can’t even tell
it’s there. Just remember

to put it out afterwards. Can’t leave it
all up to luck, you know.