was it ever
such that
nothing was?

and why is it
that there is?

and who can contemplate
as possible
that nothingness
might be?

but if mind
is that which thinks
then is not nothing
merely that
which mind conceives
as absence of perception?

for if mind is
then something is
and mind could easily
do without
the perverse futility
of conceiving itself
as not conceiving.

there never was a time
when no thing was

cannot just be
thought away