The instinct that tells one to step in, or step away.
To discern others’ emotions, or anticipate their thoughts.
An intuition that can’t be explained, and cannot be taught.
A ‘spidey’ sense which cautions.
A gut feeling impossible to ignore.
That prescient lucidity that warns.
Second sight, ‘third eye’, sixth sense,
Telesthesia, clairvoyance, ESP,
“Be one with the Force”, as they say.
This invaluable insight,
This penetrative perception,
A precious gift for the fortunate few.
© 2021 S Phua