Next Time

Poem

Next Time

So this is what wisdom is for.

To know which things

we cannot know

and have no chance

of understanding.

 

Life throws

its random boulders

and we feel crushed

by their weight.

But we have wisdom

and can learn.

 

But the next rock has

a different shape

and comes at a speed

that fools

from an angle

we were not expecting.

 

And over again

we learn more

for the next time.

But the same next time

never comes.

 

And at the end

we have learnt so much

and know so little.

That’s the thing about wisdom.

Michael R Chapman
~ master of none ~