William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Fool’s Gold

Is there a problem that’s not more readily, fully understood after setting aside the ego? And when a problem is understood, is it still a problem? Even the much-respected word solved is an obstacle. One solves many problems during the course of a lifetime, only to find that the so-called solutions spawn new, more complicated problems. Complication is the opposite of understanding: first there’s one problem, then there are three, then five, or more — who can untangle them all? Not religious leaders, not politicians, not legalized pushers of drugs. Would the wishful, empty promises of such have meaning if the ego were not blindly casting about and making its selfish, impertinent demands? And would personal ignorance be the bragged upon, cherished thing that it is?

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