Mind Over Matter                                               

            Before I learned that stars had names
            And constellations imitated earthly ways
            I used to think it was a sort of sin
            To see in landscapes a reflection of my face

            But now I find it easy to appease 
            The claims of conscience in
            The matter of my mind
            Because I know I merely suffer the disease
            Of humankind


            Emanuel E. García, Wandering Bark2013

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