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Slow Drip

30 January 2012, San Francisco

For teachers & mentors

Intermittent plinks
drumming a pail
makes me wonder
if the pail will ever
be full. But life...

Life diverts my attention
until the pail softly overflows
and reminds me of the
vagaries of wisdom.

I decide wisdom is wasted
when hoarded in anticipation
of some future drought.