The schizophrenia of my skepticism,

Birthed from the empiricism of my existence.

A convoluted contradiction,

Guised in adornments of reified reason.

The battles of mind beget the casualties of heart,

A systematic destruction of my soul.

War waged upon The Necessary,

From Nothing, Everything!

From Nothing, Everything!

From Nothing, Everything!

The Sirens call.

New idols of matter,

Proof through perception,

The senses rule all.

And to each his own,

This relative reality,

It’s plastic truths,

The wardens of morality.

wage beauty| published in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency; Anchor Magazine| recipient of the 2018 SCBWI Emerging Voices Award

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