Vital Signs

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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Chiasson, D. Vital Signs. Soc 50, 2 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-012-9609-x

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