John - you have expressed much of what I have felt along my Medium journey too.
Never thought poetry would my go to either... love that it is.
Becoming a better informed and enriched human right along side you - while taking away the guilt that had begun to form around me for not being able to read as much as I used to... a time and season, but I indulge with love and excitement each time the opportunity to arises...like now!
So grateful to have read this piece.
Thanks for writing.
Thanks for being you.