Blessed are the Meek

i’m about done with all this

constant need for knowing

incessant dissection of the absurdity

spinning around and through me

elaborated constructs of meaning

in what could very well be meaningless

willful ignorance has its temptations

comforting, the ease of no longer caring

or wanting, seeking out the worry

a life fraught with perpetual motion

the sickness growing from the inside

overwhelming the senses in a complete

eventual system shut down, but the

coffee is still hot, and the sun

continues to shine somewhere, beyond

they tell me, so why my unrelenting

need to convince myself otherwise


  1. Ooh, I love this one River. Fabulously crafted. Sorry for my absence so far this year, by the way. Blogging is having to be a very intermittent thing for me until the summer as I’m into my dissertation preparations now, and life is pretty hard in another protracted and damaging lockdown over here. Schools closed, the lot. Not the best time to be finishing a degree! Still, I’m hoping to get a couple of posts out before I finish and catch up with my blogging friends at the same time. This is one of those times, so thanks for another stunning poem. I think ‘willful ignorance’ has a lot going for it at the moment! 🙂

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  2. Ahhhh, this made me feel as if I was writing this. Such a good flow of mental anguish. I wonder if we can change and become ignorant because things would be so much easier. Sometimes I try, but quickly realize it goes against my nature.

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  3. The meek are screwed…
    and i was just (day before yesterday) discussing willful ignorance with a friend… very different from stupidity or even just normal ignorance. It is a choice. AND as i often remind myself “If you choose to to decide you still have made a choice.”

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  4. “The coffee is still hot” — putting life in perspective. At four o’clock in the morning as the wind screams outside in a real-feel temp of 2F, this poem lifts my spirits. Great picture,

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  5. Very very good writing. Ignorance definitely has its charms. I often struggle with the need to understand the chaos within too, or the paranoia that makes me look using a skewed lens. It’s better to simply forget and drink that coffee and gaze at the sunset, I think.

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  6. It’s very comforting to “see” the world as the perfect place, devoid of all the chaos and mess. However deep inside of ourselves, we know this is untrue.

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