A common enough mistake:
looking in the wrong place.
It’s not a fissure
in the earth, or crack
in a cliff face
that leads sharply down.

You were looking in the wrong
world. It was inside
to that cavern
deeper than hell,
more dark and lonely.
Didn’t you feel it open
at her first touch?

--from Orpheus & Eurydice: A Lyric Sequence; Gregory Orr


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