-------------------------------------- HOLOGRAM by Jonathan Vos Post --------------------------------------

Iago said: "I am not what I am."
Are you? Am I? Is anybody true?
This baby gurgles in its antique pram,
that conman posts a subtle aerogram....
Do I have to draw you a diagram?
Those who truly know themselves are few.

In court, he swears: "it is not what it is."
The judge, annoyed, slams down his golden ring.
"I see a contract; the signature is his;
forget the flimflam, pay him for his thing."
Bailiff buckles holster, clerk countersigns the quiz.
Your epitaph, or a goddam epigram?

The conman swears: "it is not what it is."
Iago said: "I am not what I am."

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