Saturday, 13 October 2012

Partly I am an animal

Partly I am an animal
And I know this
because of sex and food and illness

And partly I am a thing
And i know this
because of chairs and cutlery and bruises

And partly I am a conversation
And I know this
because of maths and boring books

And partly I am a fool
And I know this
because of suffering

And partly I am a dream
And I know this
because of love and poetry

But partly I am
not any of these things
And I know this by a process of elimination
because when I take away
all of the things i can think of that I am

there is still something left.

xxx

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