“Learning” – by La Britta Gilbert


may be untidy

is fragile

defines us

is often unorthodox

(irreverent, too)

may be inconvenient

is not sitting still

is not being quiet

is letting something inside out


makes mistakes

makes sense

makes no sense

waits on self-esteem:  I learn only as much as I think I deserve to know.

It also:

may arrive unannounced

won’t be put off

is play

is work

is frustration

is necessary

feels right

hurs sometimes

changes us

can be diverted but not denied

is a skeptic

needs space

needs time

asks forbearance

can’t be taught

can’t be caught



guesses wrong

(and knows it’s all right)

has many disguises


never stops.

Poem from the book:  I Can Do It!  I Can Do It!, by La Britta Gilbert, prologue

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