Poet and Storyteller

i kneel at your feet; i listen
to your stories until i am old
enough to tell them as though
they were mine to tell …

until i am old enough to share them
wth children who grow old, tellingly them
to other children … who grow older …
listening to children

telling stories.
i am old enough, now, to know
i will never be old enough. i can only hope,
one day, to be a story myself a child will want to tell.