Tuesday, August 14, 2012

High Humble

author's note:

Dedicated to all the tippity-tops out there--please accept it.


I said: you've
traveled far
to reach St. Louie

but having come
such a long way,
in your wisdom
you said:
we all get there
sooner or later.

So then I told you:
you're the tippity-top
of the tip top

but having climbed
so many mountains
on the way,
in your wisdom
you said:
we're all possessed
of such high spirits.

What could I say then--?--

you'd crawled through
so many valleys
on your way to the tip top
on your way to St. Louie--
no compliment of mine could surmount
your wise humility.

© 2012, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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