I live in the small principalityThat stands between the great Kingdom of Whys
And the Republic of Because. The key
To my continued independence lies
In making sure I never put my trust
In either neighbor, for they covet me.
Each says “I am your friend,” but they are just
Two enemies who hate that I am free.
So, since Whys tell me answers are all lies,
And, to the great Because, questions are traitors,
I play at friends, work out a compromise,
And squirm like virtue trapped between two satyrs:
Because I know, questions will grow like cancer;
Because I ask, I'll never trust the answer.
Copyright 2013 Matthew J Wells