I tripped over my words
and stubbed my toe on the hints I dropped.
I cut my teeth on these words
and wince at your sharp tongue.
ducking at your backhanded remarks.
Now, I've hit the wall-
and am left to climb it.
Instead of gaining traction I'm in it.

Falling in love-love is blind- Ouch.

Clum"si*ness, n.

The quality of being clusy.

The drudging part of life is chiefly owing to clumsiness and ignorance. Collier.


© Webster 1913.

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