by Richard Vince

Is it worth opening a door
Just to close it?

If I ask the question,
Will it turn out that
I was wrong all along?

Perhaps some things are
Better left unknown;
Perhaps some words are
Better left unspoken.

Too many years I spent
Writing mysteries I was
Unable to solve, walking
Into mazes I never
Found a way out of.

This is not their
Responsibility: it would
Be unforgivably selfish
To hurt them just so
I know, so I must remain
In blissless ignorance.


Posted on 01/03/2021
Copyright © 2021 Richard Vince

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 01/04/21 at 01:11 AM

You echoed my feelings. NEVER ask a question if you can not deal with the answer- GREAT write!!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/04/21 at 06:05 PM

Excellent! I like this a lot Richard. Love the irony of the title to set the tone for what follows.

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