Descartes

A utilitarian post-Darwinian Descartes: I am, therefore I think
A modernist Descartes: I think, therefore I think I am?
A postmodern millennial Descartes: I think, therefore I’m not
A postmodern post-millennial Descartes: I am, therefore I’m not
A middle-age crisis-ridden, trapped in an existential loophole Descartes: I think to think, I am but am I or not?
A militant Puritanical Descartes: I am, therefore I am
A has been, crack cocaine snorting rockstar Descartes: I think, therefore I think
A UFO observing, alien conspiracy theorist Descartes: I’m not, therefore I think
A low self-esteem plagued, I hate the world Descartes: I’m not, therefore I’m not.

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2018)

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    1. Well a millennial is someone who reached his adolescence at the turn of the millennium. A post-millennial is someone born after the turn of the millennium and a postmodernist is someone who says this reality; just a simulacrum of it. Baudelaire made a famous statement by saying the gulf war never took place. That’s the start of postmodernism. Thank you so much for both appreciating the poem and asking me the questions.

      1. I still fail to see the difference between the three :-P I mean, look at what our generation has produced, postcardnews, mob lynchings over hoax news stories, morons wowing crowds with absurd fiction disguised as truth and relying on their unrelated University degrees to back them up, and the like!

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