Gatsby does catch the drama, doesn't it?
Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient is rife with longing.
Jane Eyre is a lifetime of longing.
Every woman's travel story I have ever read
is a tale of unrequited longing.
For what do we hunt?
Why do we trek?
Why do we leave home?
Why do we stay?
Demi Tryon understands
Demeter's longing for her lost child, Persephone.
Poseidon yearns for a moment
out of the deepest waters
when he presents himself as a black stallion
to the isolated Demeter's white mare.
I know it is
that drives species on this planet.
I also know
community and companionship drive
us out of isolation in order to stifle
for a small time
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