On the Soul

by jdavidcharles

I bet Plato wrote so much

about the soul because

some greekboy (as boys

oftentimes do) tore into that

flesh with his fresh, young body,

tore that soul in Plato right out.

I imagine he spent the rest of

his life trying to put that wounded

soul back into a body, as he grew

cynical with age, certain in himself

that his body was a prison, and his

soul detached, a thing of pure beauty.