Learning

 

Crispy and cold

the best things in life

make you old

the best stories

have not yet been told

 

So sit still

stay silent

prepare your mind to listen

 

If there are shadows

in the corners

set them free until you

are free

 

If you’ve been juggling endless

rows of silver stones

set them down until you

are no longer weighed down.

 

Strong and sweet

the best people in life

teach you to sleep

the best moments

are swum in the deep

 

So come near

fall open

prepare your center to expand

 

If there are mountains

blocking the view

learn to see them

don’t strain to look through

 

If you keep falling

over little doorjambs

lift your heels

and learn to skip away

 

Sticky and bold

the best things in life

make you old

the last thought

is one to be told

The End

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