The Search For Knowledge

layered in luminescent luxury

rests

a library

inside the Tree of Knowledge

sheltering history

and many a mystery

going back to the dawn of time

when human’s searched for the sublime

but mistakenly equating brute

force to an education

seeking wisdom

in a politically divided nation

where ignorance

is as pervasive as cockroaches in cheap motels

while truth seekers

live through myriad hells

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Experience

you can’t go to a store and buy it

it doesn’t come neatly prepackaged

like a commodity

Experience comes with the school of hard knocks

like a scratched knee

there’s no magical pills to replace it

it’s a matter of your history