Our brain, as old as the sea, carries
of our every activity,
carries a shape
carved by our experiences,
our ancestors, our culture.
Like a cask of memories
carries our, identity, heirlooms,
filled with our own sunshine,
clouds, people, and beasts.
Like a parliament, our brain,
about our conflicting, endless, desires.
A shape-shifter, our brain, constantly
rewrites its circuitry.
Every day our brain
tries to break free
from its reptile instincts, its ape behaviours,
its Neanderthal desires.
All the nectars for our ecstasy,
anxiety, depression, fear, and love,
spring up from the recesses
of our brain.
Despite all the hyperbole
about the human logic,
most of our activities run
on an autopilot, by-passing
reason, by-passing consciousness.
(The Beautiful Space- A Journal of Mind, Art and Poetry 2022)
These poems have been previously published in various literary journals, magazines, books and anthologies around the globe including the UK, the USA, India, Ireland and Canada.
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