The Theory of Two Minds


Reflecting, vaguely theories from Toledo, Spain,

He spoke quite clearly:

There are two minds, he said:

One addressing science of numbers and stars,

One addressing science of story, faith.


He said little else.

He stood upon his declaration

As a hero stands upon the barricade:

Not yielding, not explaining.


Each science has its claim, he said:

Each must be respected and obeyed,

Followed, accepted. 


There can be no conflict, no clash

Between the two.


Number and star,

Miracle and mystery:

Both living, throbbing in the same brain,

Two minds in constant and uneasy tension.


--July 3, 2013