We love to tell each other what to do
and offer, like a treasure, our advice,
or talk about our elevated view
that, unlike any other, should suffice
to tell a person where they are and where
they’ve been and should be going in the future,
because we are so blessedly aware
and qualified to be another’s tutor.
But I must here acknowledge I feel lost
as often, or more so, than I am found,
and though I often have advised or bossed,
I still don’t really know my way around.
Let’s share our journeys but resist the vice
of turning them to orders or advice.
Mario A. Pita