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Learner and Teacher

With all of the turmoil surrounding the presidential election, it's easy to become distracted by the news and social media. Rosemerry Trommer's poem, "Learner" reminds me to keep paying attention to the bigger picture. It's time for cohesion.

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by Rosemerry Trommer

Just because I don’t see the edge doesn’t mean the edge isn’t there. Walking with Amy through the scrub oak woods, I had no idea that just to my right was a deep canyon. I could have walked on for miles believing the world was flat if she hadn’t suggested we walk off the trail to see the gaping chasm. It wasn’t that she was trying to teach me, she was just doing what she does— straying from the path to see what else is there. Now I am looking everywhere for edges— in every conversation, in every thought. Now, I am looking at everyone as a teacher. I have no idea what they see that I don’t.

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