Sitting in the cave with Plato
who comes to mind as you look at the flames?
Is it Nietzsche’s Superman, staring at the abyss?
Or is Descartes recalled
as he thinks therefore he is?
Do you live by philosophy and
die by the thought?
Who knows how many battles
Sun Tzu actually fought?
And when the argument is over will you ex-Hume
the dialogues and Burkian rants
or merely contemplate, like Buddha,
and dismiss the rhetorical Kant.