(The old philosophical conundrum: is reality inside or outside the skull?)
“The Rational is real and the real Rational”
A buttress of Hegel’s Mind
and my mallet-and-chiseled Absolutes.
How my Easter Island idols are adorned
with gull droppings and scales!
Come, tourists, and meander
in our taxidermist’s museum of stuffed Beliefs—
are they winking at us with their glassy eyes?
Come, and ponder
as we go spelunking in Plato’s Cave,
and meet our flickering shadows.
Let’s ascend our ancestral stairs
to Reason’s Tower and marvel
at Syllogism’s sculptures.
What, then, are these hallowed monuments,
which assemble our Real minds?