To Understand

For us to understand the world
Is a benign insanity —

To understand, we simplify –
To simplify, we leave things out –
To leave things out, we leave things in
That cultivate our vanity.

Because on what we will focus
We feel much better about us –
Because of what all we omit
We understand, at best
A bit

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