What Do You Know?

A poem for thought

Megan Minutillo

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Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

If I asked you today, what do you know, what would you say? Would you tell me that you know that two plus two equals four / and you must put “i” before “e” except after “c “/ and tomatoes are a fruit and not a vegetable because they have seeds / Perhaps you’d recite a sonnet that you memorized years ago / or that song that you’re going to perform on Friday night / or the specials menu of the restaurant where you work / Maybe you’d regale me about history / or law / or culture / or medicine / Or perhaps you’d whisper to me / the secrets / that you’ve been carrying around for far too long / You’d say to me things in a gentle whisper / and a soft tone / I know more than I did yesterday / and I hope to learn more tomorrow / but the older I get, the more I realize / what I know is constantly changing / And isn’t that the beauty of living?

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.