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Levels of Abstraction

Is This Glass Half Empty, Half Full, or Twice as Large as it Needs to Be?

is the question on a Volvo passing me at ninety,
while I’m running at the speed limit,
tailgated by a truck with a cross on the rear-view.

The Volvo also tells me, quickly, that the owner’s son
Is an Honor Student at Something Middle School,
something impressive, I’m sure, but the tailgater

has passed me, showing that he
Stands Up for something
and Yeah, it’s Got a Hemi.

We’re all three doing philosophy
at different levels, I suppose,
my bumper blank of opinion.

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  1. October 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    and even blank yours spins philosophy…cool capture…not a fan of the honor roll stickers, i will be honest…and hope that truck lays off so you have a bumper…if you decide to ever put one one it…smiles.

  2. October 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    all this information, and we’re going so fast, it’s rather distracting, isn’t it, especially since it’s so superfluous.

  3. October 9, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I choose twice as large as it needs to be.

  4. October 9, 2011 at 2:48 am

    yes – all of you are doing philosophy… i think everyone does without realizing – be it by putting bumper stickers on his car or just by driving a specific car brand

  5. October 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    lovely wonders.

    safe driving regardless what bumper stick you wear.

  6. October 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Mine’s blank, too. I’d rather talk philosophy with someone over coffee instead of shouting it from a placard 🙂

  7. October 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for the comments, y’all! In real life I do have a vanity tag, so I guess it’s not totally blank…:-)

  8. October 10, 2011 at 7:57 am

    very thought-provocative in philosophical measures.
    as such, I think its good and I like it.
    what’s better, as your reader, I understand it.

    3 vistas shown…both in the title and in the body.
    symmetric.

    thanks for sharing.

  9. October 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    honest, simply enjoy what you do.

    Thanks for sharing.

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