Saturday, October 24, 2015

Not A Genius

As a child,
I secretly secretly
Hoped I was a genius
One Hundred Fifty IQ
1 5 0 baby!
That's what it takes.
When I found out
As a teen,
That mine
Was only 130
I grieved and then --
Each time I was tested
As I went through life
I hoped that all the previous tests
Were mistaken
But no. Each time;
Just 130 IQ
Good enough for MENSA
But that felt
Like the consolation prize
So I never joined.

1 comment:

  1. I understand this. I felt the same way and have similar scores to yours. Then one day, I realized that despite not testing as a genius, I'm still considerably smarter than most people I encounter. And I hug that secret to my soul, content.