I Understand.

I’ve lived long enough to know
A human will say anything
Or consume anything
They will let anything
Go into their mouth
Or come out of it
If they believe
It will save them

I’ve seen enough sunrises
To understand how it works
A human will believe anything
And hear what they want to hear
They’ll witness the truth and disbelieve it
When they’re in terrible pain

I’ve witnessed enough sunsets
To comprehend the truth
A human will do anything violent
Anything dangerous, anything stupid
Anything passionate, anything erotic
If they think it will give them life

Anyone
On any day
Will make the least of things
Instead of making the most
Though they tried so hard
But I forgive them
Because I am human
And I understand

© Rylan Skelly, October 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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