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Do I reach for understanding,
  or is knowing quite enough

Or deem then that important
  if the difference smooth or rough

Do I understand a mountain
  or the bear that lives within

Or just know that it belongs there
  and the mystery that it brings

Do I understand the ocean
  or the waves that break so high

Or just hear its thunder crashing
  and not need to wonder why

Do I understand what time is
  its symbols—what they mean

Or understand a life laid down
  in battles unforeseen

Do I understand a memory
  or just smile when’er it calls

Or understand tomorrow
  when today my life befalls

Do I understand the anger
  or just control it when it barks

Or understand the danger
  sometimes lurking in the dark

Do I understand the words I write
  when I’m shaken from my sleep

Or understand the excuses loaned
   —all reasons mine to keep

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
I’m most tired of wishing
  —when hope turns to pain

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
forever promising more

  —its own reward

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
It’s not what you put on
  but what you take off

Each trapping a hangman
  —and choking its cost

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2019)
Everyone wants to teach
  until that day of learning comes

No longer needing to find themselves
  in accolades, praise—or love

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2019)
Prosthetic language can never fix
  a Poems broken joints

Only inspiration can set
  the break for sure

Crutches and canes to prop up verse
  severely disappoint

Perception falling on its face
  —a crippled lost poseur

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2019)
The 4th dimension,
  space and time

Godel agreed,
  Einstein opined

If set in motion,
  the future passed

Time self negated
  —its truth recast

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2019)
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