Friday, January 7, 2011

Dichotomy Considers Alternatives

The covered thing with eyes
surmised it had devised
an apt solution to the problem
of its lack: it conjured something
naked as the Universe to which
it tied a bit of its own covering
as blindfold, front to back.

Now it had the knack:
on and off, it saw and felt,
a little like a blinking light. Then
strange new thinking brightened,
frightened both of them:
uncovering the covered thing,
un-blindfolding the other:

what would that effect?
Harrowing perplexity!
Though vexed, they dared
to speculate: might flesh have
sight, might sight have flesh?
It’s something they would
very carefully consider next..


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