Best not

by joetwo

Best not to do it

To not take the risk

To avoid the chance of failure

The horrific visage of the defeated


Best not to ask

You might not get an answer you want

Or maybe you will

And then what?


Best not to go

Things are different there

New and unfamiliar

More to learn and lose


Best not to listen

You never know what you will hear

What has been heard is seldom erased

The continual assault of memory


Best not to see

For there is a lot in the world to look at

Demanding a closer viewing

And if you do that, what will happen next?


Best not to anyway

There is always a chance of harm, of bad

But always the chance of good too

And that is what makes it best to do.