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 . . .