It

Originally posted 10-21-2007.

Understands that it isn’t enough to be beautiful.
Knows that it’s not enough to be smart.
Has a regret or two every minute.
Allows them in then forgets them.
Able to move when it’s threatened.
Knows how to run.
Models itself on great mistakes of history corrected.
Has a motto it will not make into merchandise.

Ought to have been born later.
Should have spent more time outdoors.
Should have been aware of its unlimited scope.
Chews as much as it can before it swallows.
Longs for more teeth.
Makes do.
Learns incrementally.
Is at peace with what it has become.
Is ready for a new flag.
Is ready for a new book.
Is tired of being ready.
Is ready to jump.

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A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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