Slave Cloth

In tbe craft 

store a few

years ago I heard

someone point out

the slave cloth.

The people in my head

had been telling 

me that cloth 

is made by slaves

because machines

couldn’t make cloth

with respect to the 4th

through 11th dimensions.

They told me to knit

my own clothes

so that I would know

that it wasn’t slave

Melinda Anne Caines


Augmented Reality 

Today, my psychiatrist 

seemed to think 

it’s funny that I 

hear voices

telling me that I’m in

an augmented reality. 

When I said 

that was worried

about losing disability 

because of a non-medical 

review.  He said,

“It’s just a simulation,

right.”So, why

should I care.  My stepdad

yesterday said to Trust

in God.  I don’t know

what’s real and what’s 

part of the simulation.

But God is real.  You,

reading this are real.  Or 

maybe not.  Maybe 

you’re just part of the simulation.
Melinda Anne Caines

Spinoza response iii.

“D3: By substance I understand what is in itself and is conceived through itself, that is, that whose concept does not require the concept of another thing, from which it must be formed”

Ethics by Spinoza

God is apparent

without conception

of any other concept.

I believe if I was

raised outside

of society I would 

still see the complexity 

of the world around 

me and know 

that there is something 

Melinda Anne Caines