KEEPIN’ ON

Published March 1, 2022 by Nan Mykel
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           KEEPIN’  ON

Don’t say why, say how.

Why presupposes an

unattainable degree

of reason, as in truth.
 

Happiness happened

in graduate school, with

wonder and growing edges

always in process,
 

Connecting in the same

tongue searching for the

how, puzzled  by all the

unsolved mysteries
 

All the learning not

yet used!  The flying bishop,

prophetic dreams, who,

what when where how
 

The tip of the plow

still unearthing that

which might be now

or in the future.
 

Could quantum mechanics,

going with the flow, free us

to occupy a niche in

our haunted cave?
 

I’m still curious and

not willing to leave my

lust for understanding

back with my bones.
 

Should that occur, I shall

go out hollering and hope

to transition into someone

else’s Muse.

2 comments on “KEEPIN’ ON

  • Are you saying the truth can’t be found? Or isn’t worth finding? Isn’t asking how just another way o look for truth? I don’t know if how and why are really that different from each other.

    I wrote a poem about the truth recently. My conclusion was that the truth exist in the context of how a person experiences the world and it is therefore always evolving

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  • Thanks for your reply. I’d like to see your poem. Is it on your blog? Not to nit pick, but an evolving truth by defnition isn’t true at any one time, is it, while how it is now can point toward what may become true in the future…or not. Trainning in psychotherapy recommends asking “how is i that…” rather than “why,” becuse people aren’t fully cognizant of all that has gone into their behavior, or thoughts. It is likewise fruitless to ask children “why.”
    Experiments involving the non-conscious reveal an increasingly large role in “free choice.” I recently read Labatut’s book “When we Cease to Understand the World,” which among other things explores the failure of quantam mechanics to clarify reality,.

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