To err is human, to air is divine —
so I think sometimes —
but other times I struggle
to find a clear line between the two.
if he or she did or didn’t
fill the Bible with hot air —
check the etymology of inspire —
didn’t seem to stop it
from becoming a red herring.
Maybe the desire to be perfect —
that is, other than what we are, human —
is the true error.
Maybe we know what we know,
don’t know what we don’t know,
know what we don’t know and
don’t know what we know
all at the same time.
If to err is human
and a human ways him or herself
on another’s idea(l) of balance
and is no longer found wanting,
is his or her perfection then an error,
a low turn on the high weigh of humanity?
Maybe I’m full of hot air.
Maybe being human is our perfection
and divinity is per fiction.
Maybe our need to be perfect —
wrought of our obsession with seeing
humanity in error,
error in humanity —
is the true red herring,
of which the Bible’s (and/or our) air/err
are but too scales.