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]



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