The Lie

The Magician’s Attic, Kevin Sloan

Self’s monologue
is the Magician’s wand,
the Artist’s paintbrush,
I Am’s I Am This,
and the Sun’s prism
gifting colors, veils, and lies.

And Self is the Lie
draping the shattered
Law of noncontradiction,
the Mystery of Mysteries,
and the Fool’s finger at lips.