What is poetry? I believe poets tell the ugly truth, but cushion the telling with soft and gentle words ! My father told me that something can’t be a lie unless it is based upon an actual fact, else it would be a simple fantasy ! Story telling ! Oh well, I’m not astute enough to be able to distinguish the difference but it appears that I live in the right place at the right time ! I find myself torn by dichotomy, on one hand, Diogenes and on the other, Socrates. The thought of carrying a candle searching for an honest man in these “tornadic” times seems senseless, but who chooses to drink hemlock to score a point ? Kind of reminds one of the ” Lady and the Tiger “. When checking on my words and meaning, I find library “source” books much more factual than I.T. shorthand database which reports multiple opinions and conclusions in minutes, even seconds, as fact ! Scant time for nuances, sadly. No more ancient volumes residing in the world’s most sacred library in Alexandria, Egypt, right? Only ashes?