When knowledge arrives
it brings a behind bucket
full of pain with it. It draws the line of this
and that and the rights of wrongs and
the wrongs of being right. It curbs your
words and convicts your tongue. The
sun looks different and the moon not
so bright. Your friends change and
your goals have new directions. You
don’t sit as much and you learn that
running can be healthy.
Your buying less soda and more
yogurt. The news appears to repeat
itself until you yell “shut-up” at the
television. You read more and discuss
world events that would have bored you
before. You sleep more soundly and
awake with a new drive.
Life is good, and different.