W 2-1 Fides Quaerens Intellectum

Fides Quaerens Intellectum

So dazzled by intellectual radiance studying Plato—
but weekends: spelunking in underground dens,
chained to bar stools, happy smoke rising,
grasping at shadows of images under sheets—
The Republic mummified in the cinder-block bookcase.

Now decades ago. Dusty memories.

Fides quaerens intellectum
“Faith seeking understanding”
A saintly man once wrote.

Faith? Mine unpeeled as apple skins
left overnight on the deck
even blackbirds snub.

My faith seeks His understanding arms

so now I believe that I may understand.