Find Your Duck

It’s always something
if it’s not something else
keep yourself to yourself
and it will all turn out
sideways not to forego
comeuppance for the sake
of habitual reticence

Is that all there is?
A lot of false starts
and a whole bunch
of nonsense words
creeping into my everyday
vocabulary like they
were meant to be there?

I insist on a recount
You know, a do over
Start this one fresh
Right now I mean
Right now. Please
start over. Take it back.
Is that all there is?