I always want gifts that other people have
I see people effortlessly displaying secret talents and skills
that dazzle and amaze. .
winning the respect and awe of others.
“I want these gifts”
I bemoan to these same, talented friends.
They smile and continue with those skills that elude me.
I’m not the dullest pencil in the box.
I can do many things… a little,
with the barest ability needed to complete it.
Oh yes, I can manage to function
but to be skilled at something . . .
how does that feel talented friend?
Sure, I can do many things… a little
But I can’t do any one thing very well
except to bemoan the skills I lack. . .
And at this, I am an expert.