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Do I Actually Exist...?
by Ed Matlack
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"Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there." (J.G. Ballard)


If I do not then how can I believe in you,

Perhaps in my haste to do so, I have lost my clue,

Maybe my insanity is far and away overdue,

I look into the mirror and view a kangaroo…


If exist then I do not,

Existence is just so much rot,

No longer do I have to work,

I can then just accept my insanity and go berserk…


Is there anybody out there?

Would it be then to assume fair,

That if you are not out there,

Then I am not in here,

Making me succumb to and become just one of my fears…?

© ed ~ 3/9/06

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Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
The beauty, confusion, & illusion of our no-thing-ness!!
You present a good question Ed!
I live in Australia and still can't ... 'look into the mirror and view a kangaroo…' even in a fictitious reality! Ah well... I need to expand my imagination!
Love & Laughs Suzie :-D
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Bite him Rufuz and prove he exist= On second thought if you don't think you exist, why am I wasting my time here? I'm gone.......
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

If you don't, you're a figment in someone's imagination. :)

LOL at Kate's, Jerry's and Ed K.'s comments...especially Jerry's. AIN'T IT THE TRUTH.

Interesting write...and I love that pic.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
aah there-in lives the truth...because fear too is an illusion
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Pinch yourself. If you skin turns black and blue, you exist :-)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most interesting write Ed!!

Smiling at little eddie's comment!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Uh, don't pay your income tax this year, you'll find out soon enough if you exist.
Reviewed by john zimmerman
yet another facet of ed! Matlack the Metaphysician! and rufus the wonder dog!!!

or as Rufus would have it: Rufus the Wonder Dog and his trained human, Ed!


good write
Reviewed by Anne Williams
fun and witty, ed...the way you play with the idea of existence. i hope you pay the other ed before he erases you *smile* ~a
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
All right, I'll tell you, since you insist. I created you and Rufuz to provide us with humorous poems. You are a figment of my very vivid imagination, so please send money; I'd hate to erase you!
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