a young woman

made an observation
                                               so striking

that notice was unavoidable

and in that moment
perhaps in a fit of arrogance

one observed that at her age
her wisdom must have been borrowed

and the muse reminded
that all wisdom is borrowed

and it occurs
that perhaps this is true
of all things timeless

even love

an awareness of what is God
the small spaces between
profound words
and gentle glances

it is all borrowed

every bit of it


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