Love is a fine calibration
like an angel in a play, like an angel / that’s a boy done up in robes and phosphorous, uneasy in the harness,
lowered on cue by a thick grunt / offstage. I mean it’s not a revelation but a show lovingly designed
to give you the experience / of revelation.
Christopher Todd Matthews, “Mad Scientist in Love,” Mid-American Review XXXIII Number 1, out now.