By Thomas Page

Have you ever been to the museum and covered your eye

To see the painting defy the laws of physics

From yards away in a gallery?

 

Eyes have not seen

Ear has not heard

 

Can I ever trust my senses to make sense of what I sense?

Does it even matter that I cannot know

The solution to Descartes’ quandary?

I often was skirting with sleep in philosophy class

Because this question

Like a whirlpool

Numbs those ensnared in the twister.

And I had to reproduce the answer to a dilemma’d question

That I know in my heart I did know

But not in the way the professor wanted.

 

Although

 

I still don’t have a good idea of what it all means.

But does that even matter to the chin-scratching philosophers

Sitting in an office

Facing away from the window?

Take and read.

No,

Take and read

But open the window 

And take in the air 

Fully. 

One thought on “Alphabets: Gamma

  1. Mesmerising. Especially so touched by the Descartes reference. Can be interpreted in so many ways. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to more.
    Regards n best wishes as always
    Sincerely n respectfully
    Shagufta

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