This and That, Here and There

by creating and naming a ‘thing’,
—an object over there
we imply a ‘subjectivity’ over here.
by creating a symbol of the ‘thing’
—a sense impression, a photo
we assume acquisition of it.
by creating a ‘mine’ over there
—we reinforce the fabrication of an ‘I’ over here.
every conflict creates a place,
a location ‘out there’ in space
—where something other than ‘in here’ is happening.
we are all territorial.
projecting, tagging our names
—on the dull concrete walls of life.
every eddy of content versus context
creates another little whirlpool of meaning
—in the river of what we call life.

but wait a minute: what is this thing we call life?
is it not just a river of names?
this life as actually lived
is nothing at all.


Published by

Dev Jacobsen

Musician, author and yogi, developer of Palingenics.

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