Riddles

Part 24 of the 26-part series called "Napowrimo 2019"

raedels is what thu is macd from Paul Kingsnorth

How many years have we been on this earth?
If we were ants could we remember it all,
our minds multifaceted, prismatic, ever-
shifting like sand, nevertheless making
one beach?
            Whoever actually counted
the hairs on their head? And how did they
do it? A system of mirrors would work
but a coconspirator would save time.
Do dogs know they are dogs, for example?
Do we know who we are, daily or hourly?
Life is long stretches of empty highway.
We only remember the place where we broke down.