to the hosts of wisdom's past
swim through the divide
bring your tools of hindsight
to repair our stupidities
before we grope blindly into oblivion
our coinage of praises to you, our teasing memorials
are the payments we offer
to purchase the jewels of your knowledgeable accomplishments.
No! of course, we are not expecting the sleeping intelligent minds among you to suddenly awaken and become their true former selves for our keeping.
All we ask is that you may at least loan us your scrolled or paged teachings
till we can stand on our own billions of feet.