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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 51
Issue 2

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
How True Is Truth?
Clay Thames
 
How True Is Truth?

 

You take a feeble swipe at the dark and think,

Christ,

what's the point?

The moral I mean.

A thing,

may happen

and be a total lie,

another thing,

may not happen

and be truer than the truth.

We had witnessed something

essential,

something brand new and profound,

a piece of the world so startling there was not yet

a name for it.

Often the crazy stuff is true and

the normal stuff isn't,

because the normal stuff is necessary

to make you believe the

truly incredible craziness.

They just look at him for a while,

sort of funny like, sort of amazed,

and the whole war

is right there in that stare.

It says everything

you can't ever say.

Like fighting

two different wars.

Nobody listens.