In my mind

there are objects,

which are transcendent things

built out of my sensory

immersive experience

of the world and then

constituted in my thinking

that grows beyond experience

like a germinating plant.


These objects,

these psychic forms,

connect and combine

and bounce off each other,

in multiple and varied ways

and form and inform

my feelings, thoughts,

impressions and the

map of my place in the world.


And they create patterns whole,

and new structures tall

and ligaments of meaning thin,

and these objects that

belong to my mental world

mould who I become

outside and in.


For David Hume, 

who shaped my thinking about thought 

and about the nature of experiencing