like most things, we’re cancelled


lend me your body

let my thorns lie to rest


our crossing points are incompatible

systems—they find a language in possibility


of Spinozian sad passions

and thus we don’t agree


in nature—the afternoons lack

luster and wonder in the landscape


of silence—like still lives we can’t

overcome in this continuous patchwork


we call indifference, a subtlety for power



Elidio La Torre Lagares


Elidio La Torre Lagares is a poet, educator and author of the well-received poetry book 'Wonderful Wasteland and Other Natural Disasters."


  1. A kicker ending. A timely, accurate poem about what we are experiencing.

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