Avoiding Revelations

Posted: September 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

You never lacked for certainty
though your beliefs changed over time
as bedrock turned to sand
one temple after another
collapsing into dust and rubble
ruins of inconvenient memory.

Fuzzy old photos we looked at
they were versions of ourselves
still somewhat recognizable
facial muscles arranging smiles heads lifted
posture unprepared for our own future
though we sensed its coming.

And so now we devise new belief systems
accommodate present-tense circumstance
act accordingly go about our business resolute
still open to     yet hoping to    avoid revelations
too soon for another life-changing event
enlightenment can be such an inconvenience.

Comments
  1. Franklin Abbott says:

    “enlightenment can be such an inconvenience” and usually is.

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  2. tony says:

    My name is Ozymandias king of kings.

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  3. poet13 says:

    And alas, not vice versa. Thanks.

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  4. growth outside is growth inside.

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