Accused of thinking she knows everything,
she’s smart enough to know that isn’t so.
With every step of knowledge furthering,
she glimpses how much farther she could go.
And when she tries suppressing signs she’s bright,
she fails to pull the bushel really tight.
The lumens leak. Her fellows see the beam,
and claim she values brains to an extreme.
Perhaps she does. She’s willing to admit
it to herself and maybe to you, too.
She can’t say that it’s inappropriate
to cherish such. The other point of view
she tried, and boredom drove her fast away.
She wants companions who can think and say.