Being a poet isn’t something you do
But rather, it’s something you are.
A wise man says what he has thought about
while a fool thinks about what he has said.
Deprivation of knowledge makes way for fools.
…and over by the twisted tree, is a shady spot
that use to be, in another world, another time,
a favorite place of mine.
Above all else I have loved my children
And when they left muddy footprints
on my shiny kitchen floor
I thanked God they were able to.