Monday, May 24, 2021


To be frank, we must 
take some phantasmic 
pleasure in uncertainties.

Each new birth 
is still celebrated 
as a miracle,

even in this increasingly 
poisonous world;

every wedding guest
is still impressed 
by the ice sculpture,

even while the Amazon 
rain forest smolders.

Or perhaps, our reaction 
works more like 
stage magic, since

fascination emerges 
from the same empty cage 

into which the whole 
audience saw dread 
get inserted.