Michael Shepherd

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! The Mind Revealed

and wouldn't it be weird
if we could click on our name page
and see - our mind!

spread out in all its random,
untidy, crossed-out, raggedy,
contradictory, half-chewed,
etc.

it just doesn't bear
half thinking about

how clever of, let's say,
Providence,
to keep it like it is, invisible; we,

letting it out under supervision,
teeth clean, polished shoes,
opinions prepared
for the lunch-break
and water cooler
and photocopier

and under supervision even more strict,
maximum security,
'association hour', when
it mixes with the lifers,
the condemned,
the emotions,
the instincts;

yes, better keep mind
behind closed doors;
there's only so much space
for the untidy,
savage,
so busy,
inconsequential,
vulnerable,
rutted,
God-given so they say
mind.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 1, 2007
Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Comments about ! The Mind Revealed by Michael Shepherd

  • Alison Cassidy (3/2/2007 2:13:00 AM)

    I don't know Michael. I have a fondness for mind in all its messy, untidy, rambling, nosey butterfly flitting from place to place. But perhaps you're right. Perhaps 'providence' has put it just where it belongs - a place where just sometimes it can be left entirely alone to just be. love, Allie xxxx

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