2018-04-10

NaPoWriMo - 2018 - Day ten - No-one understands, even as it is explained.




No-one understands, even as it is explained.


When you say
things aren't as they appear,
he thinks he understands, nods 
as if the pair of you are wise.

We none of us wise. I am not wise,
even with much more clue 
than him.

Later you hear him telling Betty
that things are not as they appear.
He has her pinned

in one corner of the kitchen,
one arm against the wall and leaning in.
She is nodding

to pass the time until
she can escape back to her desk
and all the time you're telling this to me:

things aren't as they appear, you say,
I only wish I could get to my desk
and talk to the machines.



From Marie Lightman's prompt if somewhat perpendicularly.




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