What if the diagnosis

Were based on space time?

Rather than setting the blame on biology,

Could you look instead at the astronomy?

Perhaps I’m gifted:

The Lauren in some alternate universe cries, and so,

So do I.

Perhaps is born into a war;

Perhaps she is losing her lover.

Perhaps in some twist of fate she is also a poet

Who has just sat down in her parapet to write some lines

That had been nagging at her and

That far exceed these

Written on the subway platform

In the freezing winter.

And maybe any of these reasons

Are good enough for me to lie down and cry.