July 19, 2020

Testimony of Two Men

Robert stared at him curiously,
"You don't have a high opinion of
your fellowman, do you?"

"The lowest opinion possible,"
said Jonathon, with promptness.
"After all, I literally know him inside and out.
If you want to retain your good opinion of mankind,
never get too close to it.  Squat in your ivory tower
and read poetry, or spin dreams.
Never get out into the streets, or mingle with people.
Or, God help us, talk to them."

Testimony of Two Men, Taylor Caldwell