Short Attention Span Poetry

By Noah Miska

Being an Individual (dedicated to you)
is having physical form
and Your unique thoughts

Being a Collective (dedicated to everyone, including you)
Collective is You
and other Yous with effects
that help or hurt You

Being the Government (dedicated to the anarcho-pacifists)
The Government is
two words, and the rules You choose
to (not?) comply with

Being Free Will (dedicated to Immanuel Kant and Henry David Thoreau)
Being free Will is
You as the whole Universe
writing its own Life

Being E=mC2 (dedicated to Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer)
is Oneness and Division
all rolled into One.

Being Life (dedicated to you, and to my family)
Everything is
alive, always, and You will
(not?) always be so

Being Thought (dedicated to René Descartes)
Thought takes up no space
or all space, and things like that
are questionable

Published on page 60 of the Spring 2011 issue of Leviathan.

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