The word: Pedantic
I was having lunch with a friend who was telling me about a meditation class she attends and all of the great people in it. As if summoned, Tom, a member of her class, showed up. He and his wife joined our table and we four talked for an hour.
The Stranger: Tom
His Word: Pedantic
The poem I wrote:
To be pedantic is to wend one’s way
into a cage, smug and caught
in the pretense of knowing everything:
no way of being trapped
is much better than any other, but
if I had to choose, better
to be a dumb trapped animal than
a human who makes a mark
by hitting others on their heads
with a teaspoon once,
which is already too many times.
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