and no desire to use it –
that is true enlightnment.
but has no idea where weapons
have been hidden? As blessed
as the peacemakers. If a sharp tongue
is sheathed at all times,
and is never tugged into slashing battle –
to behold it at rest is to be among the mighty.
There are certain ignorances based on neglect
that are honorable; think of the sword and shield
that must be rusting wherever they were laid,
and the warrior who laid them can’t recall where.
Certain baffled people carry more weight
simply by having forgotten
or been oblivious to more
than we should ever know.