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
and motionless, I am without being.
A nothing God, a nothing, a no


Posted on 06/21/2014
Copyright © 2022 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.

Posted by Laura Doom on 01/15/21 at 11:49 PM

A no-brainer.

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