ERGO COGITO

She says she is certain she exists,
much as she is certain he exists as well.
He says, she thinks she exists,
thinks he does as well.  
                                               Descartes, he says,
was right, at least on that point.
She says no, it is obvious, thoughts
requires existence. Sum ergo cogito,
she says, is how it must be:
a thought requires the thinker.
He says a thinker requires a thought first,
without which there is no thinker.
She says an egg doesn’t mean
a chicken will emerge.
                                                  The chicken
will, if all goes well, he claims.
He says she puts the cart
before the horse.
                                     She says
he is an ass, and hers
is a donkey cart, and she
dangles a carrot from a stick
in front of him as he
pulls her cart slowly down the road.