The Little Voice
Shhh! Sit quietly and you will hear,
That little voice inside your head.
Whispering advice into your inner ear,
Giving voice to things you should have said.
And patiently this master of hindsight works,
The perfect retort 10 minutes too late,
Or another perspective to someone you’ve hurt.
A decisive point to put to bed the debate.
And yet he holds back, preferring to sit
behind the protection of your cat-caught tongue,
This brave warrior waits sharpening his rapier wit,
To give voice in the battle, once the battle is won.