it happens in just one short moment.
when the words escape you
but, it’s not just words.
it’s anger, anxiety, fear and stress.
they just fire away
one bullet at a time.
apologies are useless,
it’s like talking to a wall of hard concrete.
then it becomes a mind game playing over and over,
trying to fix how things were said:
rumination at its finest.
it’s easier said than done
to try to remain calm,
counting to ten, breathing in and out.
when you feel your insides bubbling.
but you know it can cause harm,
so maybe next time, just bite your tongue.