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The Mind in State

Does consciousness exist only when
you name it?  Was the double helix a
stranger, the nucleus the  first brain?
I feel  therefore I am.  This  is  more
peptide than pep-talk. The tongueless
mood is sticking its tongue out at us.
The mountian  wool is  shaved into
vineyards. Without other there is no
self & and we are not always other of
other selves. Is the moon a self, is
wine or grape? The body & the as-if
body, taking time taste waking slow
rain healing grass.

Credit


Copyright © 2014 by Fady Joudah. From Textu (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). Reprinted from Split This Rock’s The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database.

Author


Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah, born in Texas in 1971, is the author of Textu (Copper Canyon Press).

Date Published: 2016-03-23

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/mind-state