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Dreams 2022

Distant Past
(8/6/2022)


the Egyptians

the Greeks

the Romans

must’ve had
similar feelings
of superiority

beliefs
of reaching
the zenith
of human
understanding

natural results
of their anthropocentric
limitations

we think
rather highly
of ourselves
today

putting
the most powerful
telescope
in history
into space

seeing
the hitherto
unseen

imaging
the formerly
unimagined

thinking
perhaps
that we are
oh so close
to having
all
of the answers

ALL
of them

like
"In The Beginning . . ."
types
of answers

the infinite
within
our grasp

but we see
only what
we know
to see

opining
the rest

inductive

deductive
reasoning
fallibly filling
the gaps

from the
minutest
of observable
facts

we contiually
create
the universe
in our own
narrowed
image

until
eventually
future generations
recreate
us