At the grantwriting seminar,
a eureka moment,
when the leader said:
"things that you didn't know
that you knew";
and I heard echoes
down the hallways
of the ancient Lukeion,
as Socrates himself
stood to proclaim:
"Yes, that is the Question,
and also the Answer."

Satisfied, the students,
the grantwriters,
smiled knowingly at each other,
recognizing each other
as the most accomplished,
professional, bullshit artists:
with degrees, and portfolios,
and clients, and proposals.

And each of them believed that
they knew all that they knew,
but they did not,
and knowing that makes
all the difference.

March 12, 2009.

Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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