POETRY

The Shower Sage

Troy Camplin
Apr 13 · 1 min read

I contemplate the Will to Power
While standing wet here in the shower

The only time and place where I
Can let the neurons flow — I’m dry

When I am out — I cannot think
When all my children want a drink

Ontology can’t find a place
When neurons slow, but children race

Around the house — I watch them grow
But not my thoughts — they stop the flow

And even these lines are a feat
When little mouths demand to eat

Techniques like these I must employ
To work as I raise each small joy

I feel the water, thoughts again
Begin to whirl and swirl and then

Before I cleanse my mental drought
There’s “Daddy? When you coming out?”

Originally published at http://troycamplinpoetry.blogspot.com.

Thyme and Time Again

An Anthology of Metamodern Poetry by Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

Written by

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly,” and a consultant, poet, playwright, and interdisciplinary scholar.

Thyme and Time Again

An Anthology of Metamodern Poetry by Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

Written by

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly,” and a consultant, poet, playwright, and interdisciplinary scholar.

Thyme and Time Again

An Anthology of Metamodern Poetry by Troy Camplin

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