COUNSELOR: Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
CALLER: As we know, / There are known knowns.
COUNSELOR: I see.
CALLER: There are things we know we know.
COUNSELOR: But can we truly know anything in this world?
CALLER: We also know / There are known unknowns.
COUNSELOR: You’re tripping me out, man.
CALLER: That is to say / We know there are some things / We do not know.
COUNSELOR: I know!
CALLER: But there are also unknown unknowns,
COUNSELOR: Wow, that’s deep.
CALLER: The ones we don’t know
COUNSELOR: Like the sound of one hand clapping.
CALLER: We don’t know.
COUNSELOR: Namaste, my brother, namaste.
COUNSELOR AT NEXT CUBICLE: Who was that?
COUNSELOR: I don’t know. [pause] Some hippie.