Qualia

Our encounters occur in
subsets of parallel
experiences, as qualia
of inner perspectives.
 
I observe your humanness
and your color, your
race and culture, unique
influences occurring
simultaneously in 
my consciousness. Am I 
biased against all or 
certain attributes of your    
“you-ness” that would
negate my appreciation of
you? Not to worry. 
 
                    Your “right to be” is in safe
                    hands with me….unless.
 
Threats of duplicity.
 
When conversing with a
woman, do I violate her body
with covert visions in my
thoughts? Am I orchestrating
a fantasy while nodding 
politely to her words? Do I
desire any and all of she?
 
                     Am I attracted to only 
                     her parts?
 
I’ll marry for her breasts or
legs, acting out my nuptial vows 
until a younger pair happens
along—never mind the collateral
harm. It’s an acquired taste.
 
Absurdities of a recurrent
theme.
 
Our biases cause us to
reject, or barely feign respect,
when our inner distortions
lay us bare.
 
                     Or shall we be greater than
                     the liars?

 

© Rob Taylor, 2020


“Peace and equality are not possible when one aspect of the human species rules over another. Peace and equality are not possible when human beings attempt to rule over nature. Lastly, peace and equality are not possible unless all individuals establish an interdependent relationship based on the actualized force of unconditional love.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 25). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.