On Being Held Up
On A Path To Madness
by Richard Tornello
Consider memory, consider dreams.
Dreams originate in the brain where memory resides.
Forms, actions, histories, fears and what have you,
with some that are vividly recalled can seem to be quite real even now,
even though its memory or dreamory, the recall process of the not now
Over time, from the brain's own memory
Of reality and dreams, might they become mixed?
Or consider, held in a back ally?
And from that, using simple Freudian terminology, might not the id
blackmail the superego with dreams overlaying and forcing a new reality
at a later date?
Or might the brain just leak memories and dreams to the point
where conscience working memory actually takes this historical jumble
as real, or both to some degree, benign but true, maybe?
Think back on an old movie and what you thought you
remembered, and viewing it again, surprised at the differences.
Then consider your current thoughts and how they might be manipulated
by just such a mish-mosh of now, then, and never was.