a Solid C

 Ricky Swallow

Ricky Swallow

a Solid C
Average. 76% - the
middle between better and worse.
a solid C.
Competent, leaking with potential.
No fuss flourish or fanfare either.
a solid C.

Some of the best things are solid C's.
An interest that isn't mastered yet.
A yearning desire swinging upward on the learning curve.
Stolid work.

Yes, stolid work; 
add a smile to stolid and you have most of life's tasks.
Most humans do just a few things above average, even excellent.
For all the rest,
a solid C, thankfully.
                                                            -Dan Gellert-


- Mailed to New Mexico for Poem People Project -

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