Beautifully Intricate

Paul dumped his brain
onto his laptop computer
and allowed its superior sorting ability
to organize his thoughts
within little digital blue file folders
and subfolders
with indexes both numerical
and alphabetical.

He returned the information
into his brain, only to learn
his genetic archival structure
of neurons and their networks
strangely hurt
at the attempt to think
when it involved two experiences
brought together, compared,
and measured for probability
of success-or-failure.

Three aspirin did nothing.
Nor did a hot bath.
And now calculating a batting average
correlates to a beanball
thrown by Nolan Ryan at his best.


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