We see everything but notice nothing

because our senses have become dull,

mismanaged and turned inside out

in the search of a quick thrill,

the gluttony of knowing it all

but leaving wisdom

short of breath and dying of chest pains,

acute and short panting, slowly fading,

wisdom heart attack, over fed,

over saturated and goose fat waddle,

we see everything, including music,

we have adapted to listen with our eyes

and not with our ears;

our eyes bigger than our belly,

it is no wonder we are culturally


and starving

slowly to death.


Ian D. Hall 2017