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Dogs 2017

THE GREEKS
(3/22/17)

we read
the ancient
texts

looking
for answers
to modern
problems

or at least
for the source
of our present
conundrums
of thought

to us
common folk
the philosophers seem
a petty

vain collection
of thinkers

with just
too much time
on their hands

they appear
at a self proclaimed
pinnacle

ignoring
the Egyptians
before them

beside them

we wonder
at their intelligence

their insight
at times

we wonder
at our own
self pronouncements
of historical
importance

because despite
our technological
egos

we don't
know
so much

perhaps having
pebble-filled
sandals

piss-stained
robes

are truly
prerequisites
for human
brilliance

in that
case

there may
still
be hope