She ordered her various selves
To quieten down, line up and let
Each one take its turn at the mic
While the others listened politely
Watch the monkey mind
Chattering through the jungle
Swinging thought to thought
Is this cup I hold here half empty
Or else, as some would have me think, half full?
A troubling conundrum, eternally insoluble
Yet quickly resolved by simply letting go
Full of confidence, the tortoise
Challenges his friend the hare to a race
“Just give me a ten yard start,” he says
“And you’ll never catch me,” he boasts
And he’s right, for whenever Hare reaches the spot
The tortoise has already gone
Still … When the hare has gone twenty yards
Where is the tortoise then?
Imagine a goose in a narrow-necked glass bottle
How can you get the goose out of the bottle
Without either of them coming to any harm?
Easily … There; it’s free
A puzzle you might find more tricky
History professors can’t answer it
Scientists still haven’t solved it
Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
How do you feel? Which?
No. How’s it you feel?
Whence did it emerge?
From the tree?
Pen and ink?
The reader’s mind’s eye … or from
All passages of thought
So if you ever get bored
Your mind …
If you stop
You don’t have to start again …
Acres of space
Bumper to bumper
A light in the distance
Short term memory a torch
Against encroaching darkness
Came to (again)
Wake up time then I guess
And guess what?
And after that?
Then next after that
You know what?
Und so weiter
Und so weiter
Till sleep time
Then guess what?
Dreams n dreams
Sometimes even enjoyable
Still mainly forgotten
Or else soon after
Then came to (again)
When to be honest
(With himself too)
Not writing for you
Or else some sparrow
But for some eagle
Hovering in mid air
Regarding your existence
Never mind his own