Yes, I See You

Yes, I see you

head hanging down
shoulders scrunched

I see you.

feet shuffling
hesitant gait

I see you.

smile inverted
by furrowed brows

I see you.

percentiles and ranks
reports and plans

I see you.

flickering flame
burning steady

I see you.

eyes sparkling
behind the lens

I see you.

passion building
igniting fire

I see you 

limits dissolved - 
simply Love.

I see you.

 

Author’s Note: A high-school aged student of mine inspired this poem.  A deep creative thinker and problem solver, he has been exceedingly underestimated by IQ tests and other psychometric measures that have been used in isolation without balancing their findings with strengths.