Poems and Poetry

The Curse of The Uncaptivated | A Poem by Daniel Klawitter

A lack of curiosity
regarding the world outside your window
(or worse—the world within you)
is a great sin. It is unforgivable.

No virtue can redeem the loss of wonder.
Unexamined certainties not pondered
lead only to unbelievable rigor mortis:
the mind turns turtle/the heart an armored tortoise.

If you find yourself captive in a room
where all the uncaptivated agree
there is nothing left to learn –
get out as soon as you can!

To wage war against all doubt
is an act of murder-understand?
It’s as bad as killing a child
with your bare and blind-boned hands.


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