Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Argument With a Mirror

Argument With a Mirror: "Argument With a Mirror
by Jeffrey Barnes

In this 'poem,' every exchange of dialogue is palindromic at the word level—they read the same backwards as forwards. The man arguing with his reverse image sometimes intrudes into the other's domain, risking nasty cuts and seven years bad luck.

'Reality is what is.'

'What is reality?'

'It is obvious.'

'Is it?'

'There are observable laws.'

'Observable? Are there?'

Chuck says, "This is fun."
"Is this?" says Chuck.

'Don't you see? I do.'

'I see you don't.'"

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