All Learning is Remembering, by Maria Berardi

the difference between seeing these mountains as scenery
and making the attempt to know them,
know one, or one trail well, anyway.
Scenery is a backdrop for you, for your life,
it is something to comment on
and then discuss what is for dinner.
And I don’t know these mountains.
I live here. My life has taken place mostly here,
it is knowledge not as information,
but knowledge the way you know your cousin,
or the affection still held for a former flame.
Relationship. To make the attempt.
I just seem to want
to feel everything. But I don’t.
But, I am.

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