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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