The Hallowed Halls of Know-It-Alls are filled with varied creatures who learn the ropes from other dopes who pride themselves as teachers. They pontificate, obfuscate, and pose as if important– while words they use and oft-abuse are no less than abhorrent. They just don’t care about the glare from those who point and snicker for in their view they’re not like you – they’re wiser and they’re quicker. The Hallowed Halls’ vast decked-out walls of meaningless citations house wistful dreams and failing schemes in many variations. The outside folks who get the jokes see through the group’s deception while the Know-It-All is doomed to fall from lofty self-perception. Sandy Stert Benjamin is a writer and poet living in California.