With saying

It goes without saying,”
they say.
Without expressing
simple joy

anxiety
gratitude
flusteredness
love

anger!

or thanks.

It just goes without saying,

most of the time

and we go

looking

watching

waiting

not noticing the oak or the ash.

The marks in the leaves are the same.
Right?

Anyway,

no one is saying anyway.

But what if
it went with saying.

They’d say,
“It goes with saying.”
And we might say,

thanks.