Six verses; six syllables a line... 'STUDENT OF SAGACITY?' I've been trapped in a cage. But until recently I hadn't seen the bars. I've been utterly blind. But until recently I'd thought my vision sharp. I've been drowning in tar. But until recently I'd believed I could float. Older, sadder, wiser? At least the middle term Remains open to change. Eyes open to the light: Is it ever too late For illumination? Thinking on this question I say now, loud and clear: Never. Never. Never.