Paradox Café
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Time in the Mirror

A poem about time

Flashes of perception, past to future.

Yet change turns future to past.

Tomorrow becomes yesterday, because the earth turns.

The past is consumed by the present.

Cause becomes effect.

Time is frequency, events are amplitude.

Energy goes past to future, as patterns go future to past.

Energy drives the wave, while the fluctuations rise and fall.

Galaxies are energy radiating out, toward infinity, as form coalesces in, toward equilibrium. Both entropic.

Consciousness goes past to future, while thoughts go future to past.

Lives go birth to death, while life moves onto the next, shedding the old.

We are the energy. Always pushing, never quite there.

Transcendence seeking order. To transcend.

Desire and judgement.

The heart and the head.




A place for work at the intersection of philosophy and poetry. Here, you can find poetry that asks, “What does it feel like to have an idea?”

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John Brodix Merryman Jr.

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