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Monday, March 15, 2010

Expressio Unius est Exclusio Alterius

Expressio Unius est Exclusio Alterius
(The expression of the one is the exclusion of the other)

It’s too late,
you’re already reading this poem,
and it’s too late to say
it’s not a poem,
because I just said it was.

You can hate it or
by extension, me,
but you are reading my poem,
here, right now.
You say, these black characters,
are words, and I say,
it’s a poem.
You begin to believe me,
You begin,
to believe.

Originally Published in Otoliths

Photo Credit River Tabor 

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