First Prize

Over in this
one place,
no one wants
to be seen in public.



No amount of observation will ever encompass all possible realities, unless the observation includes the observer.



Heard a guy over in the far corner say, “I’ve got it all figured out; life here is a talent show, and the first prize is that there ain’t no first prize — or, maybe the first prize is the knowledge there ain’t no first prize.”



On this one planet, they had a proverb, “There are few with both good fortune and good sense.”  And it seemed most oft repeated by those of no fortune.