AN ESSAY ON THINKING
Or, Putting Descartes before the Hearse.
By Lewis Turco
"I think; therefore, I am," I think.
I think I think I am, I think,
But I can wink out in a blink --
In fact, I think I have done so,
But if I have, how do I know
I think? Therefore, I am, I think,
Unable now to think I think
Because I am not now, I think,
For I have winked out in a blink.
I wish I had a mirror now
To see if I can wink somehow,
For that might prove that I can think
If I could see how I might wink
Myself awake in just a blink
To prove myself alive, I think.
I thought; therefore, I was, I guess,
Before I got into this mess
Of thinking to myself, I think,
Before I winked out in a blink.
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