Our Unknowns

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

There are those indwelling questions,

the ones that nudge us at night,

keep us from falling asleep;

those unknowns that haunt us,

fascinate us, worry us —

the questions that are asked 

repeatedly, incessantly, a drumming

of what-ifs; but we have no full

answers, and our deliberations

on deep matters only provoke

more mystery.  But these puzzles 

to our existence, these whys

to the most significant obscurities,

are worth the wrestling.  We grapple

with the essence of our being,

our place in all creation, 

the meaning of all the matter 

that reverberates into yesterday and

rumbles into our rising tomorrows —

our ruminating brings comprehension.

He gave us a mind that seeks to know

the beauty in the tension of joy

and anguish that we now see 

through darkened glass, imperfectly,

but one day, face to face,

clearly, no whys


C.L. Fisher, April 2020

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