I might sleep late, jot down the wrong address,
Mistake the sugar for the salt,
Clean room but drop so much I leave a mess,
Or compliment but actually insult.
I might provide too many facts, confuse
When clarifying, stain with phrase,
Misquote or misdirect, or hide then lose,
Or turn a dial far too far and freeze
Instead of thaw. I learn, though–silver lining
That curbs my errors, judgments, whining.