Not for You, Not for the World
would exculpate the world of its actions, I hold to logic steadfast.
Belief, without knowledge, dislodges perception of all the empirical world
— (even for you, mom and dad). Know that if, for you, on some filthy lie
I could wish for the mind’s persistence after death, I would say no.
Source: Poetry (January 2013).
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This poem originally appeared in the January 2013 issue of Poetry magazine
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