How Much of Our Reality Can Be Observed?
By: Trenton Conrad
How much of our reality
Can we truly see?
Perhaps observation is the key,
But it does not come without a fee.
Our answer is obstructed:
The ubiquitous observer effect
So we shall look no further
In what we consider fact
Cogito, ergo sum:
An elementary epistemological philosophy
Fails to encompass the realism
Of how you can tell your mind is a reality.
Monotheistic, polytheistic, and atheistic:
All are interpretations of deities.
None can say which is more mythic,
Nor provide proof devoid of anomalies.
Illusions and delusions occasionally appear,
But are they truly false?
Maybe they are nothing to fear
But instead are difficult messages to parse.
Man has tried again and again to solve this mystery,
But has and always will fail.
The possibility of an answer is a fallacy,
And arguing against it is to mindlessly wail.
If you cannot validate your reality,
Do not fret,
For you are no singularity,
And not being all-knowing is not a threat.
Writer's Statement: I was thinking about the observer effect. That's it.