If I say what I think, I make you all cross.
If you say what you think, your face lights up.
Why, then, I think, should we not all say what we think?
I think it, but I don’t say it.
To say what I think would make everyone cross.
Crowds of people, lit faces all blurred into one.
One big mass of crossness
So, I think, but I don’t say anything.
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, February 2019
Inspired by the theme of imprisonment in the poem ‘War Within Myself’, by Daniel K (as featured on Poem-A-Day.com).