Wednesday, March 31, 2021


One of the most 
repeatable memes 
about wisdom
is that of a box 
with no bottom. 
But this may strike 
the keen mind as 
inexact. If space 
has an edge, surely
there must also be 
a limit to facts? 
And if that's the case, 
how come there's 
so much string left 
between the pearls? 
Why should our 
knowledge come 
dispensed in small snacks—
compact poems, sly 
movements, quick 
couplets set to 
aphoristic music—unless 
(perhaps you can 
already guess) because 
accepting the truth 
in full-context 
would stretch you
until you were ruined.