I had it in hand in my bath,
right here, the soap, the truth,
but then it escaped me, no reason.
This happens, I calm myself, be reason-
able. Lie back. When your bath
involves a search for truth,
it’s a slippery soap grope. In truth
everyone now and then takes a bath
in the marketplace tub of reason.
Truly, with reason. Bathing next, grasp this.
– Richard Swanson