Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalFebruary 21, 2014 

he was sitting

in the waiting room

thinking

about thinking

it was something

he had never

thought about

before

the morning mirror

presented a face

to be shaved

nothing more

oh he had joked

about that space

between our ears

gray matter

it was called

now he began

to wonder

what it holds

how it works

until recently

the most unexplored

mysterious territory

in creation

three pounds

of one hundred

billion nerve cells

a neuro electrical

system encased

in bone

producing our

thoughts

feelings

memories

maybe even

deciding

for us

two seconds

before

we decide

capable of

reorganizing

to create

new connections

how did his

brain

become

a mind

and when develop

consciousness

a self

aware

that he

is

not to mention

whats called

soul

stop thinking

about

thinking

he concluded

live within

the presumptions

scan the current

swim suit issue

of sports illustrated

and feel

that instinct

to insure

survival

swell below

your groin

theres todays

business journal

reporting how

to increase assets

believe a little

in whatever

god is selling

to capacity

performances

and get home

in time for dinner

just then

the nurse

appeared

announcing

we are ready

to do your

scan

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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