Wednesday, February 10, 2021


What exactly 
did we expect "it" and 
"self" have in common? 

asks the inside 
flap of the 
dust jacket, blithely.

Could these 
"selves" we had
have been any more selfish? 

will wonder 
the sarcastic 
investigators of the future—

the way they once probed the limits 
of the cosmic 
for banality,

and long-distance 
collect-called their 
underlying traumas,

and consciously hollered 
(without the faintest 
tang of irony)

into the theretofore tranquil 
of dark matter.