The Verisimilitudes of Fools

 


The Verisimilitudes of Fools

Whose court jester are you?

Stricken by catastrophe
impoverished, our hearts
hunger, though small

imaginations flounder
beside the appearance of truth.

Blinded by the allure of false reason,
the sacred becomes obscured

apathy takes its turn
on the wheel

driving fevered dreams
over fallow fields

harvesting nothing
but the dying
chorus of false empathy, killing

the scholar’s intellect with
the unremarkable stamp
of opinion.


 ©Sandy Knight. 2020 All rights reserved.
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Published by Sandy Knight

Sandy Knight is a poet, photographer, musician, writer and author of the forthcoming books "You're Never Too Old To Be Notorious" a collection of short stories, and "Collect Yourself" a book of poetry.  Knight is a veteran of US Navy and The National Park Service, and holds a BS in Music Therapy from Maryville University, St Louis. When she's not traveling with her spouse, she resides in Northwest Arkansas where her neighbors might see her out on the front porch doing anything from roasting organic coffee beans to playing the banjo.

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