Pose, Prose & Poems (My Thoughts Exactly) was published a year or so before The Matrix was released in theaters. 🤔 1998 and 1999 respectively.
Fast forward two decades and…
Pose,Prose & Poems was absorbed into Getting Me Back (The Voices Within) and I am in a debate with myself. A choice has to be made. I have only two options.
What if I choose to not choose? I ask.
That is not an option. The voice replies.
What if I make the wrong choice? I ask.
… Silence … 💭
Can I change my mind?
…More silence… 💭
How many —
The voice has grown impatient. I/we do not like indecisiveness.
Just take the damn pill!
So I took the pill – again. You see, I took the pill a long time ago; before it was a pill.
Ignorance Was Bliss
I slump to the floor, scratching at my eyes.
Please don’t make me see.
Fists to my ears still the sound seeps in, forcing me to hear.
No! No, I do not want to know.
I search for the comfort of simple things…
a sunny day, cool green grass,
a soft fuzzy dog with his cool nose to my face,
a child singing softly – his own song.
Let me sing my own song.
Knowledge is a burden to those with a conscience, a sense of right and wrong.
©️1998 Pose Prose & Poems
©️ 2017 Getting Me Back