all we need to know

all we need to know                     July 6, 2016
i will have to remember to write in print
if i want you to read my letters
and use my half-script
to keep my heart covered
from your eyes.

don’t take my love for granted
for echo knows the grief
of love unappreciated.

i am inarticulate in any tongue
but place the pen in my hand
and i will scratch out words
to make your heart catch fire
while your eyes grow weary from reading.

perhaps i do not sleep tonight
knowing what i cannot say.
do you trust my words are true
or doubt that i know
what there is to know?

for everything i learn
reveals ten i have yet to learn
and so i add another
knowing two
and having nineteen left
and one more
three and twenty-eight
four and thirty-seven.

but all that we need to know
i know
for echo is wise in the ways of love.

when we know how to love one another
with whole hearts
then
seven thousand miles
will be only seven steps
for what looks so hard
is really so simple.

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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