The bag of snakes

Is it ignorance to think
you know everything
or just a folly
of youthful arrogance?

if it ever was
that time has gone.

the elements conspire against me
fire and air with water to drown me
the earth just to ground me in case of
a shock.

fourteen percent of me disagrees
with me and assumes the folly is
folly
and recently
eighty six percent of me
are in disarray.

Ah, but yes
tomorrow is another day
but I knew that
anyway.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.