On Knowing

On Knowing

By: Heather Nanni

Imbeciles speak certainty

What a gift

To speak as if to know

To know nothing and yet speak


Extol the virtues of a fool

And believe

And others believe your earnest folly

What hubris

Oh how I envy your lack of modesty, your lack of shame

I would trade fortunes if only to share in your gift

To know

I would know

so I would sing


Lie with me

in the night                                                                                             


Look at the stars  

without fear 

without fright


Know all is well   

Don’t question   

Do not doubt


The stars will not fall

and burn your dreams out


But I am too tired

so tired

I will leave night to my dreams

Perhaps tomorrow I will know

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