19 April 2008

April’s Fool


I’m not finished yet!
Don’t turn your back
on this exposure or
you’ll be the fool I
always took you for.

There’s more beyond
self-image than exists
within. You cannot know
the half of it without
admitting to and
changing ground.

You’re only used to
shouting down the voice
of reasoned opposition –
you don’t teach, you preach
a gospel of your own
supposed divinity...

Assure me that the light of
learning hasn’t dimmed and I
won’t blind your critic’s eyes;
show humbleness – be
surprised I’ve let you live.
© 1 April 2008, I. D. Carswell