​I am perplexed by truth,
by unshakeable faith,
or an undying love.
By willful ignorance,
blind hatred of others,
insistence I believe
in the same way as you.
By wasting so much time
on things that don’t matter,
things you can’t take with you.
When our time here is short,
the clock always ticking,
I am perplexed by life,
and all its mysteries.
And that makes me wonder
about all around me,
and just how perplexing
another might find me.

M. Zane McClellan

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The Daily Post Prompt: Perplexed