Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

Ecclesiastes

For with much wisdom
comes much sorrow;
the more knowledge,
the more grief. 1:18

In the early morning
of yet another day
my mind wraps tightly
as a chilled serpent
around too much
knowledge
too much
aforethought

What price we pay
for the fruit
of that tree
the loss of innocence
awareness

that we are exposed

not that we are naked
because that
is how we come
into the world

but that we
have no secrets

and we want
after that first bite
to be our own mysteries
instead
of sharing the great mystery
with each other

We are not wise
after all

the sorrow is understandable

for if we cannot
be fools
for the simplest truths
no knowledge
will admit us
back into
the garden

(c) RCGA 2015

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