by Tony Gruenewald
…newfound knowledge can also accentuate the depths of our ignorance. The more we know, the more we know how much we don’t know… Jennifer Szalai
After Adam ate the apple and was rebuked by God who asked, “You really want these? Here you go. Good luck,” God handed him the keychain to the universe but didn’t tell him what key fits which lock. So, generation after generation of Adam’s and Eve’s innumerable descendents fumble through God’s infinite number of keys and every time they stumble upon a one that opens a lock, they are cursed by more questions that further scramble the meanings of the often inscrutable instructions in God’s sacred user’s manuals.
Tony Gruenewald is the author of the poetry collections, The Secret History of New Jersey (Northwind 2009) and Honk (Kelsay Books 2021). For more about him and his work, visit tonygruenewald.com