Learning & Communicating (2 parts)
I can read all the books
in the world
but until I feel it down deep in my bones,
it ain't gonna make a damn bit of difference.
Knowledge ain't facts,
I'm tellin' you,
knowledge is experience.
So feel it,
then you will know it.
Take it slow & easy
he said as he rolled away in his pickup truck.
I tried to remember his advice as I grappled with my crazy urban life.
He returned safe & sound
some days later
with his arms full of rocks
he had gathered along the way.
Did you know rocks can speak? he asked.
Yes! Yes! I said,
I hear they even sing.
We placed the rocks in our garden
& that evening
watched the sun set
on their quiet, gentle shadows.
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