House Arrest 25 (The Bop)

House Arrest

When I was young my mom preferred to say
“Because I told you so,” to satisfy
my quest for information. She would pay
me scant attention in response to Why.
My teachers didn’t shut me down that way,
but most would give a subject-change a try.

Was language developed in order to lie?

I learned to read and write, and turned to print
to gather facts and populate my mind.
I pored voraciously through fact and hint,
concluded I’d left ignorance behind,
and only later learned how thin the press,
political the science of reply
and publication. Never did I guess
the power of the pressure to deny.

Was language developed in order to lie?

Diogenes became my model then,
in terms of truth. I sought it low and high.
My filter was in place time and again;
no matter what I gathered, I would pry
away conspiracy, seek origin
and yet, my search has failed. How blind I fly…

Was language developed in order to lie?

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