Michael’s Guide

Sometimes I wish I came

With an instruction manual,

A table of contents, a list of specifications,

And trouble shooting manual.

Not too specific,

Just enough to guide one

Through the normal operations.

For the details would come with time.

But so much is wasted

Getting past the point

Of gauging the depth

Of the eyes,

Of seeing past the glitter and beyond

The walls.

Time brings the knowledge

But who’s to know in a world

Of false fronts and painted grins,

Of guiltless lies

But no manufacturer’s guarantee


18 OCT 76