Who is i?
this is a *very* interesting question,
one i've been pondering for well over half a century!
The simplest answer is that
i am in a continual process of becoming--
evolving from my various past experiences
i am being evoked from my multitudinous futures.
Where this multitude of intersecting variables connect,
moment by changing moment,
is who i am perceived
i'm beginning to trudge on down
the cyberway of this little poetics project--
as i connect to you through my poetry,
you reflect yourself back to me,
thereby creating an instance in which
i may perceive
in your perception of me
more of myself
Neato, isn't it, don'cha think?
How to fully be,
we must connect and perceive each other
through the other's perception.
like the sound of the falling tree
deep in an empty forest
not heard by any being,
perhaps i do not exist
except as i am perceived
by some other being, you.
Although it appears
from whatever constitutes an i of myself,
you may be
just another manifestation of the totality of all of myself,
that has been in hiding from myself, so to speak,
and now is revealing zirself to me.
*Any i can never know zirself in a vacuum!*
Unless some you perceives some i
and mirrors to that i feedback
as to how you perceive that i of me to be,
i am lost in a monochrome vacuum
of narcissistic self,
in an empty wind
in a deafening darkness
of totally stark
who-whatever prime/final cause
the you of me
and the me of you,
so that IT could know
as you and me
more fully more perfectly more completely