I’d accepted the assignment to photograph only
Whatever it seemed showed how lonely
We really are, calling into question the completely
Misunderstood concept of understanding, you understand?
Everything was undifferentiated, equidistant, flat,
Everything had concept & abstract to spare,
Everything all at once came into play, we experienced
Passion so big it couldn’t be resisted, we experienced
A loss of will in the face of it, we experienced
a small marine fossil in a sedimentary rock
Lonely is as lonely does, like dark on night, like
Like light on glass, like night on life, like love on duty,
& time after time, like blue on you, like
The time you said to me, we are on the verge
Of satisfaction and I didn’t listen, like that time,
Like the time I lent you my hand, and took it back.