What counts

It is wrong
and worse wasteful
to need to be seen

to be right
perhaps especially
if one is.

The more right one is
the more wasteful
and worse most are.

It is right
to know that when wrong
you will not always know.

The less wrong you are
the more important it is
to know this

but the less wrong you are
the less likely it is
that you will.

Down a side-road
in the uninvented
City of Mathematics

this is described
by quiet books
as Irony’s Curve.