THE STUPID WANT TO KNOW

Field of Flowers, 1910 - Egon Schiele

The stupid want to know what they don’t need to know.

They ask questions all day.

They are stupid that way.

The truth will only be embarrassing; the wise

Know how to avoid embarrassment. They say a few words and go.

Wisdom knows what not to know.

The eyes are trying to catch up to the brain which is trying to catch up to the eyes.

I have no faith in poetry, and art, its superficial depiction.

I can show you the truth of the truth—in this fiction.

We had a lot of time to kill—the pressure was on to talk.

I suggested we kiss for awhile, after taking a walk.

The less I shared my knowledge of the flowers

The better. We kissed in them for hours.

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. February 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I was stupid t’other day
    told my Lady about the Way
    seems she thinks me upside down
    Her sweet smile became a Frown
    lost in female brain-spot-cross
    where female-busses overtake male-dross
    best be completely out the way
    when female busses cross display.

    And so I take my cross, depart
    to internet’s growing Ark.


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