What makes people unsatisfied
is that they accept lies.
If people had courage, and refused lies
and found out what they really felt and really meant
and acted on it,
They would distil the essential oil out of every experience
and like hazel-nuts in autumn, at last
be sweet and sound.
And the young among the old
would be as in the hazel-woods of September
nutting, gathering nuts of ripe experience.
As it is, all that the old can offer
is sour, bitter fruits, cankered by lies.