NAPOWRIMO Day 13: I’d give a thousand dollars for you to shut up

NAPOWRIMO Day 13: I’d give a thousand dollars for you to shut up

Don’t tell me what you’re thinking
I don’t need to know everything
About how you don’t like peas
My boyfriend
Or Trump

Don’t tell me what you’re thinking
Let me sit here peacefully
Tossing coins into the pond
Making wishes
Or not

Don’t tell me what you’re thinking
I don’t want your advice
Don’t dare interrupt
My daydream
Or plan

Don’t tell me what you’re thinking
Let me believe you’re intelligent
Don’t remove all doubt
By opening your mouth

Just once let me ask,
Cat got your tongue?

~Just L (April 13, 2018)

Author’s Note: NaPoWriMo Prompt – Write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended. For example, if you chose the phrase “A stitch in time saves nine,” you might reverse that into something like: “a broken thread; I’m late, so many lost.” Or “It’s raining cats and dogs” might prompt the phrase “Snakes and lizards evaporate into the sky.”

The idiom “Penny for your thoughts” is the inspiration for my poem.

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