Online Questionnaire for the Depressives:
When did you realize that you were not the favorite child?
When in the throes of a fever, who is it you wish for?
When you close your eyes and think of where you want to be,
is it still only a postcard?
How dark does the room have to be
before you can start pulling the sheets
to their tightest around you?
How many more unsent letters, or emails, or handshakes?
Do you remember the time in high school
when you and your friends were laughing
at the wig one of your classmates brought
for a presentation, and you later learned
that it was her mother’s when her mother had cancer?
Did you know that all human beings are jagged and soft
at the same time and most interaction consists of
sticking jaggedness into softnesses, and if you are lucky,
you will find someone who will let you rest your soft
against his soft?
What do you point to when you say to someone else
Look, please look?