I got a lecture the other day.


I had not signed up for a class.

I didn’t pay.


But someone thought they needed to teach me

something necessary.


They wanted to fix something,

set something straight.


But then I realized this talk wasn’t about me,

it was about ego and control.

I wanted to walk away.

Today, I don’t remember the subject matter from the encounter,

but what I learned from this lecture has become quite clear,

when you want to set someone straight,

you might want to talk in your own ear.