Flicker of the Mind

Written by: James Tate

How fleet is a flicker of the mind
Perhaps with a noble thought assigned
To explore some lofty domain?

Electrical impulses move about
Seeking logical connections, no doubt,
And thought processes attain.

Convolutions so deeply etched
Cradled in the cranium to fetch
Details of facts in a complex chain.

Currents travel down neuron highways
With synapses probing the mind's byways
Swifter than salmon out of terrain.

So let the impulses swim in streams
Transmitting data, fulfilling dreams.
Treat it respectfully, it’s your brain.

But it’s no wonder we often go blank
When searching this immense storage tank
With an aging psyche seine.