Seeking foundational truths.

photo of nimbus clouds

is          not

fact      fiction

reality  /


Only in agreement

at the level of language,

Berkeley observed, can

we have any firm system

of sound and real knowledge.

Until some common understanding

of some common words is breached,

disputes will be in vain.  One response,

however temporary, is to lay these 

words aside, let them rest like sore

legs after a long race, like a hot pan

before you get to washing, like the

need to prove anything beyond the

texture of the silence as it breathes 

here, in the space before we speak


Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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