Truth is a Moveable Feast

by Larry Chamberlin   Nov 8, 2017

Truth is whatever a person
relies on to act and live.

Truth is an irreducible fact,
discoverable and demonstrable.

Truth is the paranoid’s worst nightmare,
the optimist’s most treasured dream.

Truth is the upside down fish,
floating on the surface.

Truth is the ever living
regenerating pineapple.

Truth is the man walking
on Einstein’s train.

Truth is the grandeur unknowable,
the impossible Hawking curve.

Truth is the victim caught
dying in life’s bloody net.

Truth is Orestes escaping the furies
by Athena’s merciful justice.

Truth is that hole in the sky
which is truly a Moon.

Truth is “I love you,”
in the midst of a fight.

Truth is the investigated story
revealing whatever comes out.

Truth is fully knowing
you can never really know.

[we can never honestly tell
someone else’s story.
At best we describe the overlap
between their life and our own.
The rest is fantasy
or deliberate fabrication.]

27 April 2001 LMC


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  • 1 year ago

    by ddavidd

    There are some momentums of ingenuity in this wonderful piece. I am quite busy these days, I wish I had time to dissect this piece of great writing. Maybe later on.

  • 1 year ago

    by Paul Hirst

    How True
    Love this

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