While I wasn’t lookingI learned a new word todayIt popped up in a most unexpected way Still trying to discern the originOf such an unpleasant toneUnawares since I was a child it’s grown ‘We cannot know before we know’I often taught my studentsAnd I now I have the sense Of contemptBrutalColdDetached ContemptMaternalFamilialSocial Still puzzled atContinue reading “Contempt”