Heaven Knows

Yutang Lin

Replying to other's inquiry
Even if one had the answer, it need not be correct
Not to mention matters that one rather not or would be awkward to say
And yet one would not lie
Then simply say
Heaven knows

Not believing what others say
And yet inconvenient to say directly that one does not take it
               Or to uncover its falsehood
Then one may also say
Heaven knows

Anyway, "Heaven knows"
Is always fault-proof
One neither says yes nor says no, free from responsibility

Once one learned to apply it so
Much fun added to daily life

Written in Chinese and translated on May 11, 2008
El Cerrito, California

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