Touch Up

I go over things I wrote,

a word may grab me by the throat.

Sometimes I remove a single word,

it’s better now, it’s less absurd.

Some parts are too long and out of place,

I cut and change to save my face.

It matters very much what I select.

Finally, all is present and correct.

I smile and say,

that’s right, that’s okay.

When I have a niggling doubt

it means things must be changed about.

Nothing less than right will do.

After all, it must please you.

Me too.

Tich Ennis

29th April, 2016