Theory of Mind


Me peforming Theory of Mind at Destination: Ink December 2016.

The theory of mind
is not a theory of mine;
it’s a theory about my mind
and about your mind.

It’s about how my mind
wants to know what is on your mind,
while your mind
may want to know about mine.

You could say
that mine is a mind
minding about yours
and yours about mine.

I have a plan in mind
for my mind
to turn the theory of mind
into a theory of mine,

by minding with minds,
and mining the mines in your mind,
the theory of mind
will finally be a theory of mine.

Note: This poem was inspired  by the Theory of Mind which explains that a thinking being (i.e. humans) can wonder and think what others are thinking about. The Theory of Mind suggests that only humans are capable of this ability but recent studies suggest that Bonobos, Chimps and Orang Utans exhibit similar abilities (

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