Logical Fallacy [sonnet]

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When rationality has walked the plank
(a sailor with no sea-legs to her name)
and walked it voluntarily [then sank]
the dark of night draws closer, I exclaim.

Such suicides are myriad today
as reasoning coherently has waned;
for cognitively dissonance gives way
to empty shells which must be entertained.

Although I love when thoughts can’t be explained
and *seem* to have no reason to their name,
it doesn’t mean the truth can’t be obtained
or logic has no virtue in the frame.

A world in which congruity’s been scorned
is one wherein the future will be mourned.

 

© Alan Morrison, 2016

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