My Lernaean Hydra

We the Curious
are Tantalus in hell,
since every question answered
yields others, unending.
Our heads bow, made heavy,
not humble,
when the Lernaean Hydra grows, when
questions swarm and sting and coalesce
into one resounding
why?

 

Or, as Emerson put it, “Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.”

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