The Words Thing: Ramotions

  for David Brehemer

If our feelings were rational
then coming through fire
with a suspicion we faked it

as though chemistries
beyond our reasoning
weren’t working unseen
to protect us,

would never happen;
and we’d rest injured
but assured that
what we feel is intelligent,
more than doubt is real.

The deeply sensitive poet David Brehemer was saying that emotions aren't rational, but that maybe there is a psychological phenomenon of emotions that are rational. He suggest the name "ramotions" as a portmanteau. 


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