Raised Hands

How many raised hands
are never answered?
How many questions
are ignored or ridiculed?
Why is curiosity
so often disparaged?
Why are so few educators
willing to see things through?

Tiredness and mediocrity?
Or perhaps a deeper fear
our knowledge
is incomplete?

The next time questions
resisting simple answers appear
what will you say or think?

Liao: (Sarcastically) Shall I raise my hand and answer this question?
Satoru: (Smiling) Well, do you think your answer will make any difference?
Melissa: (Briefly dumbfounded by the cynicism, then regaining composure.)
Perhaps, the only way to know for certain is to try . . . .