A talk on Kant informed of logic that lays the drawbridge
Between his practical principle and venerated pillars
Of literary greatness— cause and effect.
For this to be, that must be
And philosophy enamours with ‘A’s and ‘B’s,
Or irrefutably bores you,
Slipping off a slippery surface, attempting
To stick, with the audacity of glue.
If the logical pathway of cause and effect
Can found metaphysical thought, it may
Explain if a ship without ballast shows awareness
Of ripples in its trail, just as a ship with one.
Are dominoes that fall by bloody flesh or by spirit invisible
Wary of their effect, perhaps a hurricane somewhere,
Or do we blame that on the butterfly?
Should we embrace the Kantian universality of action
And duplicate those that have come before,
Tracing arcs for those to come?
Intentions seem real before their knock-on,
Awareness aglow little after an impending choice;
Hope inflates sense of security, a crutch to intentional impulse
And rolling the dice, we fiddle with destiny’s strings.
Would we do ‘A’ if we knew of ‘B’?
Jerome’s joke heartily nods an irony
But hindsight pillars an illusion that in the negative resounds.
The photo is taken from Arnaav Bhavanani’s album: [ˈpraɦa]