Graduation


Anxious to be graduated?
Marching up the aisle
And all of that?
Remember—
Measuring cups are graduated, too,
With small red marks
Marching up the side
Showing just how full.
Too much of this or that
Becomes a waste, a spill.
As for me—
Pour in knowledge, wisdom,
All you can.
For I am infinitely deep,
And only overflow with gratitude.

[photo] Photography by John Luke