Poemdog

Dogs 2016

INARTICULATED WISDOM
(10/17/16)

there comes
a day
when we realize

that before all
of those life
experiences

before all
of that schooling

before
the majority
of parenting

that we knew
more of ourselves
as children
than we have
ever known
as adults

we need
to age
in order to understand
the knowledge
that has always
been there

years later
we have to
dig down
through decades
of social programming
in order to find
who we were
always
meant to be

we remember
those thoughts
from our childhood
as they are
uncovered

remember
the frustration
in our inability
to express
them

now
that we have
the words

it's only
a matter
of whom
we tell

if
we tell