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The Received Wisdom



From where
is the received wisdom
received?
Look there.
Then elsewhere.
No one records a thing
but to use it for a purpose.
To divine that purpose
is more instructive
than to rehearse that thing.
Take it,
but don't do with it
what they meant for you to.
Freedom is absurd.

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