Wisdom Arrives Late

A pause for now
says my mind
a break, no way
warns my heart.

Between both
I stagger, haggle
then move, leap
finally settle.

I decide to go
as I do, at my ‘
own pace within
my space.

I talk to myself
have been doing
for a time, do not
‘expect anything great,

Of late, I am turning
to be oriented
towards one issue
at a time.

If only I had been
focused as I am
now, I would have
reached the zenith.

Not to have reached anyway
I had been distracted
getting involved
in almost all.

Learning comes late
wisdom arrives at the end
the twilight descends
vision grows dim.