Six O’clock Ramen

Pause — before you put on your lenses,
for the fog may clear on its own.

Breathe — before you speak,
for you may choke on your words.

Cry — before you laugh,
for bitter comes before sweet.

Listen — before you agree,
for the brightest may tell the dullest stories.

Wait — before you leave,
and you’ll find a diamond in the rough.