The Mind and the Body

by Andy Balaam

The Mind and the Body are one And my Mind has executed a terrible tyranny over my Body Tolerating no dissent or complaint The Body knows to stay quiet or face a beating. Like tyrannies before, it looked permanent But in reality some resource of endurance was draining away And after 40 years the rebellion came Resistance in the form of falling down and being unable to stand. The Mind has learned that it is the Body that does the standing So we lie down Refusing to negotiate a peace The Mind urges the Body to crawl faster.