to have the gift
of words, and being able
to craft and seduce language on
and in all of its rhythms is awe-inspiring
to have and possess such wisdom
through this gift is humbling
yet I have not taken full advantage
of what may be written before me
Its almost as someone else may have written it….but they didn’t. They can’t.
I have taken it upon
myself to write and absorb
all that is there upon written pages
taking in the knowledge that is
there and available
the wisdom is there.
-Jennifer Bush (now Harris (age 23)) September 1, 2004