Picture: Courtesy of the Wolbach Library, Harvard – Étienne Trouvelot 1872

The meandering routine

Is a bottomless volcano

Where everything must burn

Like the sandal of Empedocles

Left at the lip of a crater

Signs for the presence or absence

Preserve the longing to become tangible

Hide the En sof from us

Then an aesthetic consumerism

For a lifetime unless it falls.