12-29 The rational is real?

(The old philosophical conundrum: is reality inside or outside the skull?)


“The Rational is real and the real Rational”


A buttress of Hegel’s Mind


and my mallet-and-chiseled Absolutes.

How my Easter Island idols are adorned

with gull droppings and scales!


Come, tourists, and meander

in our taxidermist’s museum of stuffed Beliefs—

are they winking at us with their glassy eyes?


Come, and ponder

as we go spelunking in Plato’s Cave,

and meet our flickering shadows.


Let’s ascend our ancestral stairs

to Reason’s Tower and marvel

at Syllogism’s sculptures.


What, then, are these hallowed monuments,

which assemble our Real minds?