A lesson to be learned

A lesson to be learned

As a child
           I learned to tie knots
tight knots
           that never came undone
my boots
           were never loose
my shoes
           snug as a glove on my feet
I felt proud
           to have mastered the skill

and yet nowadays
           my laces are forever
coming undone
           I walk the streets constantly
stopping and stooping
           every now and then
to retie what should never
           have come undone

John Lyons

 

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