The Manifest Alpha and Omega

(This poem was also published by Statorec Magazine in New York City)

I will never understand the world where:

The Life is the Death.
The Death is the Love.
The Love is the Lie.
The Lie is the Truth.
The Truth is the Shame.
The Shame is the Freedom.
The Freedom is the Rudeness.
The Rudeness is the Disposition.
The Disposition is the Problem.
The Problem is the Existence.
The Existence is the Belief.
The Belief is the Demagogy.
The Demagogy is the Experience.
The Experience is the Sin.
The Sin is the Wisdom.
The Wisdom is the Devil.
The Devil is the Angel.
The Angel is the Myth.
The Myth is the History.
The History is the Past.
The Past is the Being.
The Being is the Illusion.
The Illusion is God
and God does not exist.

About the Author

David Dephy was born on June 21, 1968. The New York based, trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist, and painter is the author of eight novels, fifteen collections of verse, and three audio albums of poetry with orchestras and electronic bands. His short story “Before The End” was chosen for The Best European Fiction, edited by Aleksandar Hemon and published in the US by Dalkey Archive Press. His first book-length work in English, a novel All the World’s Mysteries, is forthcoming in fall 2019 from Mad Hat Press. He is the chosen Ambassador of Poetry by the Austrian worldwide brand Julius Meinl in Georgia. He also presented a live poetry/music event with Laurie Anderson, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Salman Rushdie at the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y. Dephy’s works have appeared in American literary magazines and have been anthologized in many collections of poetry and prose in the US, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portugal, and Romania. He is an active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, and the Bowery Poetry Club named him a “literature luminary.”