Understanding anything

I spend some time on it
trying to get a line on it
and realise
it’s beyond my control.

Comprehension is
an opening in which to receive in
those things that you start to believe in,
things not necessarily true.

I go back and review
those things I thought that
I knew
spending more of my day
watching it whittle away
still trying
still dying
to get a line on it.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.