The Seeker wanted
just the journey
but these bends
and destinations confused him.

The Seer wanted
just the truth
but these facts
and certitudes confused him.

The Teacher wanted
just the job
but these wildflowers
and faces in the classroom confused him.

The keeper wanted
just the birds
but these weeds
and brambles confused him.

The leader wanted
just the power
but these silky hearts
and clayey minds confused him.

The eater wanted
just the quench
but these calories
and canopies of shame confused him.

Either wanted or
Neither wanted nor
I wanted a letter
fates planned something bitter.

—Drunken Play

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