128: Becoming benign

by Danny James

Brother mine, harsh and reaped, that you would learn the much you teach of patience at quarrels come, and how much further might you reach if not stopped to violations sum. All is not the piercing you receive, but by bad reckoning of occasion. Thy posturing belies it; thy rough wit attempts to gloss the account that my better boding by denying, endures: for I can not, and I must not become that viper and snatch from my friend, small victory on a day will yield him few.