Benny Sip

Poetry

On Becoming Serious

You

My dear

Are nowhere near

Serious

Yet

And not in the way you might think

Serious with a scowl or wrinkled brow

No

Serious in the way

That children play

Engaged in mobiles and legos

Lost

In lands of their own making

Other worlds

Fake

Yet

All too real

In the eyes and mind of a child

Yes

Serious

Absolutely so

~ On Becoming Serious ~

Ben Sippola