For National Poetry Day and the work of The Philosophy Shop

If what I think is what I know
and is because I tell me so
what if I am lying though
I might have to ponder that a mo’

the things of which I cannot see
are they of relevance to me
if I should live empirically
then nothing that’s not here can be

And what of that which I know not
outside my sphere I know not what
I don’t really understand a lot
yet what I know is all I’ve got

can I declare that I exist
or is there something that I missed
if so am I a nihilist
or just an enquiring pessimist

and what of you my reader dear
how can I prove that you are here
or just a dream, it isn’t clear
perhaps I might learn more next year