Resolution

The grapes will always be
sour
whether we share them
or not.

In time,
mindless chatter
will fill up
silent spaces

and

words that tear down
will replace
mindless chatter

and

destructive thoughts
will succeed
words that tear down

and

from Gossip –
springs
anger, malice, frustration
angst, misery, unproductivity
and ill will

so

In speaking
seek to build up
restore, not –
tear down
or destroy.

 

I give thanks for sisters like M who will share in such conversations and gently admonish me only to hold me accountable to my promises. Thank you, M.

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