learning is never an even experience.
learning involves ups and downs and
dips and swerves
and the occasional (although ever-increasing) crash
Learning curves, we call these.
The dips and failures that occur whenever
we attempt something new.
The curve–an allusion to the bell curve, a grading tool–
becomes an apt metaphor for rounding the corner from
not knowing, not understanding, to
finally getting it.
so I’m on a learning curve right now.
Learning your curves.
Learning the crook of your elbow,
the angle of your chin
the dip of clavicle and
the burn of your lips as they meet mine.
And you’re learning the curve of my hip
the arch of my back, the crook of my
knee and the wrap of my legs.
You’re learning the softness of my skin
and the lines of my tattoos
and I’m learning the length of your
fingers and the strength of your
hands as they explore.
Oh, yes, we’re learning these
dips and swerves and curves
as we head toward a spectacular
burn and crash.