Not Knowing

Posted: July 29, 2015 in poem, poet, poetry
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Not knowing, not caring
Either ignorance or bliss
Reaching a state of perfect happiness,
being oblivious of everything else.
We trust our happiness so readily
We crave it so
Like the bear scooping up salmon
and stripping the skin and the flesh.
Wasting so much but still so anxious
to grab another from the rapids.
Leaving the crumbs of his satisfaction
to the scavengers that circle above.
Those waiting to pick the bones of his never sated appetite.
Depending on the seasonal run of the salmon
and their unquenchable desire to spawn
We are the bear, we are the scavengers.
We are the fish.
We crave it so.


  1. Excellent, J! 🙂 We are. You are so right. And we find ourselves experiencing different places, different stages, different feelings, etc., in our lives. We often experience both sides and everything in between. Which should make us more understanding and patient and merciful with each other. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…Now I’m thinking about the old joke where the teacher says to the student, “Are you ignorant or apathetic?” and the kid says, “I don’t know and I don’t care.” 😛

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