Empirical Rationalization or…surviving a party next door

Separate
but expanding,
our universes collide with a bang.

Kafka said he needed solitude to write..
“Not like a hermit,” he said,

“but like a dead man.”
In the reticent grave
silence must ring in one’s ears.

My neighbors
are having a party.
Expanding decibels offend.

Empiricists
say knowledge
is based on experience.

Rationalists
claim reason
is the basis of knowledge.

The experience of the music
becomes the reason for a cosmic headache.
I understand Eliot’s objective correlation.

I exist in the benefits
of both experience and reason.

There is small comfort
in knowing
that wisdom fosters restraint.

7 thoughts on “Empirical Rationalization or…surviving a party next door

  1. BoardFlak

    Depending on the type of party it was, and this would seem a likely candidate, in the morning your headache will be gone and theirs will just be starting. As noted above, at least you got a poem out of it.

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