Mind-Body Split

by Gary Hardaway

It's a trick of languages. Syntax,
grammar, mathematics, and the deep
layers of cultural bullshit deposited
by gods, bloodlines, and nation states

insinuate the brain and conspire
to invent a separate entity of mind.
But we are all body and the
connivances of body. Remember this

when you talk to the mirror.
The mirror can never talk back
unless corrupted creases of the brain
and its recombinant physical maladies

elect to answer in a burgeoning conundrum
of the already much too symbolically
complicated physical self
and its slicing curse of consciousness.