I wish my pencil flew like a plane
then I could sketch you down to the last vein.
I wish my lungs had the strength to blow
quicker and sharper and easier to come
just so I could make a tune that would capture you.
I wish I had steadier hands in my claim
so, I could save the lives of the ill in your name.
I wish that I had the skill to code the entire web
so that I could paint your interests onto the inside of every metal set.
You make me wish that I was a genius
You make me wish to go back in time
not so could meet you before
but so, I could deserve you when I return.
I would learn the ways of the innovators of Egypt
I would learn the ways of the conquerors of Great Britain
I would intern with the learned Muslims
I would intern with the patient Buddhists
I would play chess and dice with Genghis
and I would gather the harvest of the Mayans
just so I could sweep
all the knowledge that I have reaped
to the edges of your feet
to prove that I do
know how to learn like you.
See you in another day,
Oh, wow, that was beautiful! I haven’t gone through all the poems yet, but this might be my favorite. It resonates something in me.