I thought I had self-control,
so I regretted times I didn’t.

With that considering over, the one thing I know
is I don’t know who I am.

This piece of food cannot be eaten,
nor this bit of wisdom found by looking.
There is a secret core in everyone
not even Gabriel can know by trying to know.

You come to reading books late in life.
Don’t worry if you see the young ones
ahead of you. Don’t hurry.
You’re tired and ready to quit?
Let your hands play music.

Some nights, stay up till dawn,
as the moon sometimes does for the sun.
Be a full bucket pulled up the dark way
of a well, then lifted out into light.