The Ancient Modern

Certain / Joshua Alan Sturgill

A certain wisdom suggests
we must say
everything we think,
hold nothing back.

A certain wisdom insists
a lengthy silence
should precede
every spoken word.

A certain wisdom knows
an Other World we may enter.
But first, we must leave
all thoughts and words behind

All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2021 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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