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June 2, 1998
9:15 PM
Thought #7

With apologies to «Мат в три хода» by Александр Грин.

Sometimes,
         When we ask a question
         Any question
         Anything,
                          And
Sometimes,
         When reasoning fails
         And the unperceiving mind
         Still contemplates logic
         In spite of the dead end...

Sometimes,
         When thinking of the thought itself,
         Of its own logic and perception
         In spite of the uselessness...

Sometimes,
         When the thought penetrates
         The unseen matter of existence, being, and creation...

Sometimes,
         When it loses, only to win at the end...

          Then,

                  Then,

                           And only then,

Appears,

         the answer to the question
To any question
To anything
And then comes the end.