Lift that curtain of certainty
to reveal a veil of doubt, a sheer
screen that exposes naked pretensions of

Struggle through a choking web of
counterfeit explanations, concealing
honest skepticism behind a mountain of

Peel back layers of dogmatism
to find the foundations of knowledge,
astride not definite answers, but infinite

Poem #19 of the 30/30 challenge for Poetry Month

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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