inhibition

My two least favourite words in the English language are should and ought. In my opinion they need to go!!

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caught

ever so taught

on the wheel,

of ought

 

tied

always twisted

on the tongue

of maybe

 

inches

away from finches

flying free

on wings

 

bound

fearing the sound

of a glottal stop

and a stutter

 

love

of a soaring dove

caged now

in bamboo staves

 

first

a salve to the thirst

to be heard

above sheep

 

dare

to sample the fayre

of a novelty,

quite precocious

 

a word

a phrase, a curd,

milked out

the teat

 

a drop

to end the stop

and thence

a beginning.