Screaming from the Rooftop on a Thursday Night
The human mind, that great intensifi-
Er, bringer of fire & light to where
There was already fire & light, mourns
Its constitutive aloneness once it has
Entered relation, standing on somebody
Else’s toes in a penguin dance of con-
Tinual living, although it never really
Enters relation so much as it realizes
Loss, or something someone wrote
In a big psychoanalytic book once, a
Book that should have been required
Reading for the adulthood I’d like to
Begin with you, in which all we read are
Poems, to each other, in the eldritch dark.
Tom Snarsky teaches mathematics at Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts, USA.