Ring of truth
I can't help it if you . . .
didn't know, weren't told & didn't look.
You brought it on yourself, because
you couldn't not know, and knew it.+
You played the education 'game,' even college;
and you still didn't look, already knowing
what you'd find. Hiding in the crowd,
joining group-think, you steeled yourself
purposefully against inevitable destruction
knowing time would run out for you
up against oblivion . . .