Monday, August 07, 2006

 

Tyranny and Liberation




The tyranny of literacy is most acutely felt
When one just can't help but read signs
That for one unread are just so many arbitrarily scattered etchings
Silent, unobtrusive, not screaming words and sentences
And thus activating mind waves and God knows what else --
All from mere circumstance.

For one deprived of the precious endowment of illiteracy
Learning not to read
And to let signs remain silent
Is a first step then on the long journey to finding oneself
And remaining buoyant and tranquil
In the quietude of the eternal void.

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