You can be surrounded by caring people
But too guarded to know it.
Wanting to share territory
until uninvited cowardice causes emotional blindness.
An eventful day can leave you with nothing to talk about
as warmongers protect the tongue
and barricade the lips.
Muted your throat with a finger’s flick.
The enemy dropped the bomb that is the esophageal lump .
Lieutenant advises to hide away
due to unclear skies.
Losing the war because
toy soldiers only play
when it’s fair-weathered.