How do you really know
what's going on behind the smiles,
and the unquestioning agreements?
Do you really want to know the conversations your missing?
The thoughts and concepts you've denied?
The opportunities pissed and procrastinated away,
dismissed as trivial,
the expressions of an experience
and a validity of life.
The knowledge that sometimes emotional sacrifice
cuts and artery
and you die.
Is ignorance bliss?
Or mere stupidity
behind the veil
of Mona Lisa's eyes.