Wisdom Says

how livid can a tepid man get?
when might he find himself out of character?
a teapot is known for blowing its top,
as evidenced by the lifting of the lid
covering its spout.

i doubt a tepid man spout’s off.
is the heat of anger ever attributable to him?
if ever a reservoir of curse words
stood at the command of a tepid man,
never heat his teapot.

— Wisdom Says

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  1. Those who don't blow off a little steam occasionally eventually explode.


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