Hollow Dragons.

Absolute understanding of people is overrated.

The brickwork inlaid on the walls that surround me

Is enough to satisfy the lifetime curiosity of any aspiring bureaucratic fetishist.

Any who choose to abandon their lives to chisel my walls —

Will, in so doing, come to learn more about themselves

Than they’ll ever do about me.

My core is mine, and mine alone.

Not a myopic curiosity to cure existential doldrums.

If it’s all the same to you,

I’d like to keep it that way.

– O.D. ©2021

Art by:  ChaosFissure

16 Replies to “Hollow Dragons.”

  1. The Art work match your beauty writing.

    Totally agree. “…Absolute understanding of people is overrated….”. I think we can’t and we shouldn’t try, observe, accept and know people are forever changing, as am I. Therefore, an absolute understanding can never be achieved, for I can’t even understand me -sometimes 🤪🧐🤨🙃😘🤔

    1. Thank you 😌

      Lol understanding ourselves is the hurdle worth overcoming and fortunately it’s never-ending.

      I like to believe anyone obsessed with understanding others is either running a study (which is legitimate) or they can’t be with themselves for longer than a day without having to fill their void with someone else. 😬

  2. “Not a myopic curiosity to cure existential doldrums.

    If it’s all the same to you,

    I’d like to keep it that way.”

    No motivation to be known, beyond what’s in view by most. Your expression is much more eloquent than how I feel; moving to see my anthem.

  3. I love this part: “Any who choose to abandon their lives to chisel my walls —

    Will, in so doing, come to learn more about themselves

    Than they’ll ever do about me.”

    Sometimes that is a good thing too. You inadvertently help others just by enduring their nonsense.

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