To be

What is, is
     and what isn't, is not.
For to be is to exist,
     and not to be is to exist not.
Which amounts, I assure you,
to a very sturdy knot.
Stan Sýkora, part of Perpetuum Mobile, Arese, May 1995
Part of the Perpetuum Mobile physics rhymes:
Illustrates the basic ontological impass of the
absence of a primary definition of nonexistence and
the fact that its secondary definition as a negation
of existence relies on faulty circular logic.
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