Explain the world to me or must I explain?
Gaining understanding gives me pain.
The answer is in the question.
Teachers bridle at that suggestion.
Ask the perfect question, perfectly framed.
Simplicity is for what the great are famed.
Ask, but who to ask, yourself, that is your task.
Seek and you shall find said someone, never mind.
Untie the ties that bind.
You have a mouth and ears and eyes.
Use them to make a body wise.
The ties of ignorance are chains, cut loose.
Remove your gag and blindfold, what’s the use?
I speak to those with ears to hear.
The undiscovered country is right here.
Meanwhile I drink beer.
So it is down to me to explain.
Oh life, oh pain.
When you know the pain will disappear.
There is not far from here.
How may I make it clear?
I shed a tear.
What’s another year in jail, in Hell?
A year too much, free me from this cell.
So I explain, the key is you.
You know what to do.
I do too.
An end to pain.
1st September, 2018