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An Understanding



The more I come to understand,
the more the things I don't understand
threaten to destroy my mind.
But how well do I understand anything anyway?
I understand that.
What I don't get is what I don't get.
What is changed in the world when I understand something?
Besides me, obviously.
What is changed in the world when I don't understand something?
Not even me.
And yet understanding seems the most important thing.
Certainly the most desirable thing.
Why is my capacity so much less than what is necessary?
I don't understand.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.