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On a Theme by Thomas Merton
"Adam, where are you?"
palpate darkness, the void
that is Adam's inattention,
his confused attention to everything,
impassioned by multiplicity, his despair.
Multiplicity, his despair;
Like a child
at a barbaric fairgrounds --
noise, lights, the violent odors --
Adam fragments himself.
The whirling rides!
Fragmented Adam stares.
unseen, the whirling rides
dazzle, the lights blind him.
he is not present to himself.
suffers the void that is his absence.
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