I never dare to tell him off
the explosion could be fatal.
So I don’t ask him to stop
leaving dirty socks on the floor.
I don’t ask him not to leave tea-bags in the sink –
at least he makes the tea!
I just thank him for encouragement
to do what I want, when I want
and the praise when I do it well.
http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/the-things-you-dont-say-tuesday-tryouts/ this week suggests we write about what we don’t say. The things I don’t say I don’t write about either. Call me inhibited, I probably am, but there are good reasons
for not being brutally honest, for biting my tongue on the unkind remark or provocative statement.