Virtually Here

by Kyle Flemmer

It is all a dream,
             Christian, Buddhist, or Aborigine.

Prophecy, magic,
              salvation,
                            reincarnation
                            –carnation
                            –carnation;
              all are hallucinations.

This reality is illusion,
                            simulacra,
                            simulation.

Consciousness is caught
              between poles of naught
                                          and eternity.

Descartes knew nothing but the
                                                      somethingness
                                          of thought–
                            a doubtful anchor
                            in dark waters.

All we are is
              confined
              behind the screen of the mind,
              five senses bludgeoned by stimuli.

We’re pitching headlong over
              the cliffs of Dover
              groping for

              epiphany.

It sifts through our fingers,
              dust lost to wind,
              the joke is on us and the punch line is
                                                                        crooked.

 

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Founder, Editor in Chief, Author


Dorito Hangover by Kyle Flemmer is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.

ISBN [Digital]: 978-0-9939300-5-8

Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by Marcin Rybarczyk

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