The Mousetrap Revisited

Entrapping the magic,

philosophers moan


Theory after theory,

no meat on the bone


They label and mark,

their didactics retooled


Force feeding their ramble

to dilettante-fools


And when in the end

they are then proven wrong


They slink back to their hollows,

where the vanquished now throng


But a new tier of ‘masters’

has taken their place


To lecture and spiel

—and pontificate


(Baldwin School: March, 2021)

Copyright 2021 Kurt Philip Behm

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