Subject Object Dilemma

“Subject and object are not as distinct as most people think. If the boundary separating the two isn’t clear-cut to begin with, it is not such a difficult task to intentionally shift back and forth from one to the other.”
of course the poem is about a you
not necessarily you but an other
not I although perhaps me
in disguise as a she or he or a you
who needs someone to address other
than a me since talking to yourself
only leads to a narcissistic echo
where anything said is believed
for why would anyone lie to someone
unless to hide the uncertainty of who
spoke in response to whose antecedent
points back to a first gasped syllable
the divide between my mind and not
particles flow in waves from all stars
(August 10, 2013)

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