Only one life to learn
all I can know, time
slows in the act
of reading this passage
a soft light on the page
on the screen. Give it
to me in whole sentences
in full complexity
while the hunger is still
in me to comprehend it.
Let me see the pattern
emerging as a 1000 piece
puzzle begins to reveal
the picture after hours
days weeks on the dining
room table. I want to know
for the sake of knowing
filling up my brain
with just this thought
whether or not it’s true
the more I know the more
I will understand
the more I
understand
the more
I can
do.

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