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Cobalt Jan

 

 

FThe Tell

 

There are those that think
it's the eyes that speak
and that is on what they rely.
But the day will come
when it lets them down
as they gasp for breath and die.

*

It's a secret I learned
back when I was a boy
that saved me many a time.
It's never been shared
cuz I never cared
if another got cut down in his prime

*

But, Brother, you've changed me
of that there's no doubt.
For that reason you can't stay dumb.
The tell doesn't hide in the eyes or the lip.
It's the hands need watchin' instead.
For the tell, it lies in the thumb

 

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