Eugene Ostashevsky

The Origin of the Specious

Sortes says to Aial:
Your axioms

contradict each other
You do not know this

Let me show it to you
What is the Good

on two double-spaced pages

in twelve-point font
Use only nouns

or rather no words
at all, we’ve had enough of those

I cannot see,
Aial makes to say

but instead says: Baaa
                           Bow wow



"The Origin of the Specious" first appeared in Boston Review, 30:2 (April-May 2005).