Studied Eyes

You know…
Really? I have to spell it out?
I can’t believe you’re putting me in this position.
Fine.
I hate being this guy
but I have to tell you
that there’s a pecking order
a hierarchy
in just about every part of the world
and most certainly in our little place.

There’s an unseen structure
that guides our interpersonal dynamics
and those with keen eyes
– not yours –
can see it
can understand it
can appreciate, truly,
the necessity
the majesty
the elegant divine design
of our social order.

I’m sorry all of this wasn’t clear
to you.
You’re new
and can’t see things
the ways that studied eyes do.

In any case
in this pecking order
your opinions means
I’m sad to say
nothing.
Your ideas are irrelevant.
Your beliefs do not merit discussion
and your voice needn’t be heard.
I wish this information
could have been imparted
at an earlier time
but, well, Leonardo,
you should have been able to absorb this
without my explanation.

So, for the foreseeable future
do mind your manners
and shut your mouth.

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