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To Understand

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To Understand

To Understand
          by Odin Roark

How unrelenting the quest
To seek the waterhole
Beyond the mirage
Where the persistent ethereal holds court
Determining survival
Either to perish
Or suspend the next step
Perhaps to understand

Such stumbles the imperceptible
That quixotic hold
Our unknown resolve embraces
Shackling the moment
Seductive anticipation for few
Suffering for many
Foreplay for some
Climactic anticipation for most

How provocative
This lure to comprehend
Yet upon acquired answers
Surges the letdown

Some might speculate
There is no finite knowledge
Only the appetite to pursue

Our curiosity driven acceptance
Savoring intellectual small portions
Emotional gorging
Mindful drunkenness
Exhausted deliverance
Knowing it is but an interim
To the day’s darkening horizon

Perhaps what we choose to believe
Some hold as refutable comprehension 
Is simply that which struggles beyond
The empirical benchmark of science
The surreal thus far not witnessed
A sunrise coming

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