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Discovering My Id (August 2001)

Somewhere deep inside
the enigmatic depths
of the feeble human mind
in which our selves are hidden

is a Mollusk
a slitherous
cute little cuddly thing
that lays at the root
of our personalities

It watches, and learns
It’s skittish, elusive
visceral
primordial
pre-civilizational

completely obscured
from our conscious attention
a symbiotic parasite
intertwined with our souls

eyes on tall stalks
fear, rhythm, and hunger
for both food and passion
are its twisted contributions
to our lifelong trial

And that is how
we will never make machines
with all our glorious sophistication
The mollusk is id
irreplicable
inexorable
the collected organic memory
of several million years

Meditation lulls
the mollusk to sleep

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