Friday, December 15, 2023


Too much 
beauty, when viewed 
all at once 

is perturbing 
to the eye—and to the brain, it 
makes no sense. 

In order to survive, we must 
believe it's 

that, really 
all along, it's just 
the ether versus us. 

But of course, 
that's wrong; it's 
this whole outlandish 

phantom of a place—
this concussed and chaotic 
fever dream of a vast

expanding universe— 
which endures and is truly 

while the poor 
human actor who 
fritters and struts 

is, at best, unimportant, 
and at worst, 
gratuitous—born to 

gross, uncertain 
luck, then disappeared 
just as mysterious.