Wonderful Not To Know

So wonderful not to know
For every ripple, burble, flash, bounce, zap, squeak, pop, and grin
To fill a mind with fascination
The first strange recognition of alien life
Looking out through bulbous eyes down low to the sidewalk
Days when discovery was a more potent drug than caffeine
And a bar code scanner was a source of endless entertainment

I know too much now
Rainbows broken down to nothing more
Than light reflecting off of water particles
An inscrutable smile just a twitch of facial muscles
I’ve gained a world of knowledge
Only to lose a soul of beauty

The only thing that astonishes me now
Is how quickly astonishment is lost

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8 Responses to Wonderful Not To Know

  1. theinnerzone says:

    Ignorance is so bliss! Beautiful piece.

  2. mahfyb32 says:

    “The only thing that astonishes me now
    Is how quickly astonishment is lost”
    Brilliant.

  3. clairedraper says:

    Reblogged this on Me. For Your Consideration. and commented:
    Took the words right out of my mind. Beautifully poetic and so right.

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