after Seferis

Yes. I have seen the end, and yes,
I was disturbed by what I saw.
That I yet glimpse occasional
and frankly stirring satisfactions
in the way the paper draws the ink
may prove one mode of consolation.

That I continue to appreciate
a morning walk, an evening’s
intercourse should also speak
encouragement, no? The end
appalls. Quite so. Though I wouldn’t say
the end appalls more fully