The author and his author
There is a book in your brain.
In it is written a past in which
from the first you were doomed.
What to make of this author?
He is the metaphysical same as you.
How different are his motives
from yours? If his laborious plot
details the death of a lonely man
in a sea of them, is it soon
that you follow downward so?
Or will that man assume your face
and rid himself of your miseries?
Will that man in the length
of his text rearrange his thoughts
so they result in what’s better than you?