Tom Snarsky

Crying makes me feel so stupid

The warmth behind my eyes is a lot

Like the unhelpful

Transcendental impulse

Unavoidable & burning forth

Before language

Or maybe just a metaphor for living now

Sight

That old Protestant sense

Depleted & blurred

(THALES, triumphantly:)

With water

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Tom Snarsky teaches mathematics at Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts, USA.