A Poem a Week

The Self

You are not you,
when I say “you.”

I am not myself,
when I think “I.”

The Tao of which Lao Tzu wrote,
is not the real Tao.

“I think, therefore I am.”
But you are not the thinker,
whether you are or are not.

The river of thought will flow by you,
whether or not you sit on the riverbank,
and watch the river flow.


Each week, to keep the creative juices flowing, I will write a poem. It will probably be a draft and require some additional love, so please be forgiving. I invite you to join me on this journey. I will try to publish the poem every Monday. It seems fitting to begin on Memorial Day.

It’s the 22nd week of 2023.

Fun fact: On May 29th, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state in the Union.

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