WE ARE SPIRITS IN A MATERIAL WORLD
Sitting at the confluence of an ancient riverbed +
hipster heaven The gold howlin wolf glinting
Children dressed in Lulu dispirited in the
splashing pool I’m bored I want more
Every day at 2 the young staff don rubber boots
+Hazmat suits They scour stylish kid gunk as
purebred dogs hump long legged girls with wild
The weed store on the corner beckons with free
samples +gummies for the kids! The tree above me
has a neon green cross sprayed on decaying trunk
The weed freebie makes me bold +foolhardy
I sit beneath a branch after measuring the trajectory
of a sudden drop Like the one that killed Pierre just over
there last week Memorial flowers rotting in Delta-like heat
What does the neon cross mean?
A word would be helpful Parks & Rec. people: safe run widow maker
fool Instead today’s national newspaper tells me that: there is no non
physical soul or ego These scientists +philosophers must be really
depressed Or perhaps not believe that sex is like pizza even bad sex
is still pretty good?
Michael Graziano neuroscientist at Princeton says: Consciousness is a con
game The brain playing with itself Mystical masturbation? Graz has never
heard Summertime + likely suffers from a gluten allergy
While Giullio Tononi a major force in the science of consciousness predicts that
devices as simple as thermostats +dildos have glimmers of soul Ditto that a dvd
player can be many times more conscious than the human brain
So are we just depressed computers? And soul the ghost in the machine?
Will Pierre’s unborn son present at his father’s crushing not sit by the very
same tree somewhere around 2023 + know his father intimately?
..witnesses say that Pierre pushed his pregnant wife to safety
just as the giant branch popped..
*Falling tree limbs have injured or killed at least 20 people in
the past 7 yrs. in Toronto, which is falling short of a goal set to
prune trees every 7 yrs. Now pruning every 15 yrs., and
paying more than 2 million in liability claims so far this past 7 yrs.