Stored Mental Habitat for When You Need It

Found in a sketchpad I’d forgotten. I must have “sketched” a verse fragment during the end times preview! I guess I caught its movement OK, though the treatment of “specious” is stretched.

The lucky, when young, get their noses rubbed in something that as far as they’re concerned they’ll never need to know in order to make a living. Science. Grammar. Mathematics. Latin…. It will hide in the back of their minds as they are sucked into the reductive hustle of what passes for an education and a life.

When they’re old, broken and alone with their thoughts, it’s there, in their heads, ready to keep them company. The spell of the recondite and joy of disinterested cerebration come into their own at the end of the line, easing the last moments of the lucky.

(c) 2023 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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