Imagine arguing some Other into submission.
Undermining their bias and belief, prejudice
and conviction, destroying their mind-set,
controlling metaphors & operating assumptions.
Nailing their contradictions and inconsistencies.
They wouldn't have a leg to stand on.That would
be awesome, yes? "I give up," they’d say.
"You win. You are so much smarter than me."
melancholia, particles and waves and Schrodinger’s cats,
Hawthorne and Faulkner and Fibonacci, Bushmen of the
Kalahari and melting icebergs, gluten and golf and internal
combustion, consummations devoutly desired and phatic
communion, suprasegmental phone and glottal and velar
consonantal drifts, the invisible hand and Goedel’s theorem,
conspiracy theories up the wazoo, man’s inhumanity to man,
the difference between irrational and ratios, logic and analogic:
I could go on and on and what I don’t know I can Google so
I’m smart as the smartest kid in class so to speak and as it were
but I still have to sleep on the couch most every other night,
knowing so much and smart as I am it’s a mystery. it’s