i know about things

weights, velocities, hollow points

when to listen and understand

before opening my mouth to speak

the shining blue eyes and loving smile

always reminding me of my fortune in finding her

the best angles to carefully make a scary sharp edge on steel

when someone is lying

how to make friends with our cat

that trout look for pale morning sun spinners

on certain summer evenings

the importance of family and holding hands

no matter how grown up they have become

that black is how coffee is meant to be

how to read the writing on the wall

to do what must be done

that the past is never coming back

and today is the only day

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott