, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 2–2 | Cite as

Vital Signs

  • Dan ChiassonEmail author

The moon in a manuscript,

A man on a monument,

A tree on a tapestry:

Everything valuable

Hidden away;

Everything visible

Visibly empty.

I turned the pain up

In my poetry,

And now the beat won’t stop:

The tic-toc of the lunatic,

The man in the manslaughter,

The moose in the museum.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishWellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA

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