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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Josh Malacki


Paradox Acknowledged

He wrings words from his pen
so they ring from the page.
He sings the murmur of men
and becomes known as a sage.

He paints your gray thoughts
with the blood that he's bled.
He untangles the knots
that tug in your head.

He finds a design
to tame the confusion.
He climbs in your mind
and names your delusions.

He paces and broods
till his efforts conspire.
He gave you your truth
but is ever a liar.