James B Nicola
This Is Not True.
And yet if this is true
This Is Not True,
which “this” clearly says.
This makes This not only false, but true too.
If false, then
This Is Not True
is not true,
This is true,
which clearly says
'This Is Not True.'
This has me in a daze.
From This the universe got moved and wrought
as matter with anti-matter was spun
into a yarn of Something, which is why
a creature as confusion-crammed as I
won't mind pitting This against This Is Not:
Without conflict, Nothing ever gets done.
Just This Is True lies there inert and static;
breeding no force of moment or design,
it bores. The obverse is more enigmatic
and stretches a lone point into a line,
then bends This line back on its origin
making the First Circle of Paradox,
kicking the First Tick into All the clocks
so Everything can, did, and shall, begin.
Is this not true?
This is not “true”: