I’ve studied philosophers…

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

I’ve studied philosophers, exegesis, codicils of soul,

Some of their ideas like arrows in flesh

Though (tastefully) the arrows can’t be seen


Sometimes I look up from a book

And say: “Death by monads…”

Just a joke between my softly burning

Hands, hearts, eyes

Whatever you wish to call the mind


At twilight I ski sometimes

Down to the shore

Where now

They’re building houses

For the rich—dark blocks


By machines

Windows empty


Heraclitus looking out….

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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