Know Myself

“I must first know myself, as the Delphinian inscription says; to be curious about that which is not my business, while I am still in ignorance of my own self, would be ridiculous.” – Socrates

Why does it matter, that statue, that name,
Not yours?
Why do you seek to save that which was lost already
In spirit and in truth;
Not yours, or your father’s, or his father’s,
Not even?
Why grasp burning straw, say right, might, fight,
Blight?

Alright?

Why does it matter, that statue, that name,
Not yours?
Why let someone’s else’s past haunt your future;
Shadow your stride and your pride?
Stone is stone.
Why not let it be your victory stand, your remembrance post, your reference point?

Art is in the beholder. Meaning in the reader.

Dear reader.

Make your meaning.

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