Slice 9 of 31 Build your own sestina: http://dilute.net/sestinas/# In a Moment Taking me aside You tell me your concern. I see this as judgment. You take a moment Only to talk, not to listen. This is not your place. Get me out of this place. Are you always on the opposing side? You can't understand what you see in a moment. Instead, ask a question and show your concern. Listen to me--give me some time before questioning my judgment. Questioning my judgment Is not your place. Instead of taking a moment, Give me a moment, take me aside And show your concern By doing what's right--just listen. It's really difficult to listen when you pass judgment. Show your concern By knowing your place Put our differences aside being present to each moment. Give me a moment. Please try to listen. Perhaps I will take you aside, and tell you how I felt judgment Without concern of who I am in this place. Perhaps it's time to share my concern. I see you have concern Of what you see in a moment. You don't try to enter my space or my place. Take a different perspective--listen without questioning my judgment, And together we could put our differences aside. My main concern is that you don't listen And in a moment you pass judgment. This should be a place where differences are put aside.