Thursday, March 28, 2013

The making of a saint

Though she is quick to learn
and admittedly clever,
her natural doubt of herself
makes her so weak
that she dabbles brilliantly
in half a dozen talents
and thus embellishes
but does not change
our life.
If she's an artist
and comes close to genius,
the very fact of her gift
should cause her such pain
that she will take her own life
rather than best us.
And after she dies,
we will cry
and make her a saint.