Wisdom?

The world 
is
now
neither 
worse nor evil
It 
is 
your
eye
jaundiced of age,
judgmental,
seeing less
interpreting more.
Ask 
your grandchildren
about 
a like
or dislike
and they will
make a choice
easily.
Ask 
yourself
the same
and 
you will 
choose conditionally,
include context,
deliberate.

Is this wisdom
this
wavering
this 
uncertainty
this 
caution?
Or
is it wisdom
to 
dive headlong
into the river
knowing 
that there is a 
current
yet
knowing 
nothing more?

For 
who knows
what 
victories 
themselves reveal 
to
unfettered commitment
and 
experience
elude?

And
who knows
which 
failures
spawn celebration
and 
experience
implicate?


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