People, artistic people, prefer symbols to facts.
There is more of a river to navigate,
a foggy horizon ahead, banks with disappearing trees.
There is a barge to fill and pull. But facts
are symbols too. Examine facts closely,
and you’ll see they’re heading up the same river of fog.


2 thoughts on “Versus

  1. This reminds me of a philosophy course I took. Everything “factual” was questioned. By the time the course was over our heads were spinning with how much might not actually be real! Great poem. My favourite part was the “disappearing trees” imagery.


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