I’m relearning all the lessons
remembering what I forgot,
this year has been quite a pill
swallowed and then caught
in my throat where chakra’s blue
was supposed to grunt and groan
but what I got were lessons learned
from months and months ago.
I’ve learned (again) it’s best to be
myself in rooms of copies.
I’ve learned– again!– turn off my phone
and breathe life into hobbies.
I remembered what a book felt like
slipping fingers past the pages
I read — again! — of living free
of breaking self-made cages.
I remembered how to hold my chin
up high to raise my spirits;
I learned — again! — just what to say
to anyone who fears it.
And by “it” I mean the power of
my body and my mind–
I’ve learned again — remembered well:
what seems lost I still can find.
SO here’s to all the lessons
you’ve been reacquainted to
for life loves to remind us:
we seek what we already knew.