– And who is good and who is kind? –
As lost to all external touch
I search for meaning overmuch.
The night is like an empty purse
– What is bad and what is worse?
Losing purchase in the dark– God save us all, God save the mark –
I find my bedrock in a sort
Of coldly abstract legal thought,
But from the street there comes a cry
– “Who are you and Who am I?”
====================© January 1981