Monday, January 20, 2020


Following intensive

from infancy
to decency—

to impotence
to infamy—

the shape of this life
is so beautifully

and complex in its structure

that metaphor itself
has lost

not only
its allure, but all power

of fluidity; see it
lumber as it cools

to a stubborn boulder
of sheer dumb perplexity.

Simile's design
turns out to be

even worse
than powerless, since

by now there is
just nothing

else like it in the
visible universe.