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A Practical Application of Descartes

by Max Bouillet

I am tired of currents coursing through folds
of dumb grey flesh.
Flatten the wrinkled convolutions
through which thoughts swim, expose them to sun, and
let them wither.

Finally, wordless
thoughtless
and motionless, I am without being.
A nothing God, a nothing, a no
thing

06/20/2014

Posted on 06/21/2014
Copyright © 2020 Max Bouillet

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jim Benz on 06/22/14 at 12:40 AM

I always thought it more apt to say " I am, therefor I think." But your take on not-beingness, Max, sounds so much more peaceful.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/22/14 at 12:39 PM

I think this a fine ode. I think, thinking is the solution and not the problem, only becoming a problem when it is merely a matter of fact process rather than something more loosely and liberally based and connected to the heart and soul. I think, thinking is a loose cannonade sans that connection, sans its being rooted in such ballast and leverage so to speak.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 06/25/14 at 04:34 PM

Hmmm would Descartes endorse this? More like Nietzche (sp?) Nihilism expressed very forcefully!

Posted by Ulyss Rubey on 01/10/15 at 12:58 AM

I have felt exactly like this at times when I l put Descarte before de horse.

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