Stay Out Of My Closet

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Of a lifetime
To gain wisdom…
Those golden nuggets
Of precious insight
Into the human condition.
In a consumption driven society,
We do less than a stellar job
Of passing the baton
To successive generations….
Forcing them instead
To stumble down the same path
We have already traveled.
Accumulated wisdom…
Arguably, the most valuable asset
In our portfolio… often goes unclaimed.
It is our brains which should be
Picked clean BEFORE we depart,
Not our closets, AFTER the fact.