Listen. Judge. Act.

When people speak.
They often say more
Than words. Silence
Is its own language.

But do not condemn
Nor condone. People
Fluctuate constantly.
We waver and misstep,
And hope love is there
To catch us when we fall.

Appropriately and accordingly,
Based on information acquired.
Do not be too rigid in fear
Of making a poor choice or mistake.
Certainty is a snowfall in early
March, waiting to melt.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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