Conscious Deliberation

The hard question is
Why does one set of atoms
Act any differently
Than the others who
Turn out to be tables and chairs?

Yet this set
Rises out of bed when
The alarm rings.
While that set sends
Coffee Fragrances
Through the air.

One set thinks it thinks
And hurries off to work.
The others play inert
And lie cold in the cup.

But who has ever asked
Morning coffee for its thoughts?
Would the effort to speak
Be understood or just crack
The porcelain touching the lip?

Forget computer technology
And concentrate on language
In the cup. The hard questions
Find their answers in
The last place you'd think to look.

L. Fullington

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This poem, by the way, can be found in L. Fullington's latest book, The Leprechaun with a Global Perspective, available from Lulu Books.


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