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.