life lessons

today, i learned that Martin Luther was insane
and i may be approaching his caliber in that aspect (but not quite)
and that clean wet skin in Louisiana heat gives off an aroma
reminiscent of so many summers; today i learned
that memory can resist all attempts to be buried,
and often reneges on suicide pacts.

today i learned
that Jack White was the White Stripes,
and John Mayer is everything and anything I want him to be,
but always epic.

I learned that Leonard Cohen was a poet
and that the eighties are not dead
(this is unrelated to the previous statement); I learned
that I am not some Joseph looking for a manger.

i learned that college is both scary in its obligations
and blissful in its promise,
and that life does not suck–

little sister, i will teach you these things


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