Poetry – No Eyes

No Eyes

I have no eyes to stare,

Yet I am aware.

I have no need to move.

I have no need for food.

All I need comes to me,

So I eat for free.

All I need is sun and rain –

No need for a brain.

My whole body sings

As it delights in what nature brings.


We anthropomorphise. We measure other organisms by their similarities to us. We seem to want to produce a hierarchy with us at the top.

We think our brains are special; that the electricity of consciousness can only exist in its specialised tissues.

But all cells produce electricity.

What if the specialization of a brain is not required to create thought or consciousness?