“The wayfarer” by Stephen Crane

An acerbic, satirical poem from an acerbic, satirical boddhisatva.
⁓The Voice before the Void

“The wayfarer”

Stephen Crane

The wayfarer,
Perceiving the pathway to truth,
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
“Ha,” he said,
“I see that none has passed here
“In a long time.”
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
“Well,” he mumbled at last,
“Doubtless there are other roads.”