Jack is the self

Jack is mostly inside of his self,
Tormenting Jackself inside out.

Jack knows what God is about.
God knows what Jack is about.

Jack mostly intends to his self.
God knows where he tends to.

Jack is God inside the Jackself,
Jack body with a hollow heart.

Have pity on a jack in torment.
God seems one up on Jackself.

Jack is a body God knows why.
Body is one up on Jack’s inside.

Jackself is gone with the body
As fool and his money parted.

Now that Jackself is inside out
We may Jack the poor self off.

(After Gerard Manly Hopkins poem “My Own Heart”


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