Something broke you, and it broke me too
is it genes? Food?
Both and a dash of something else?
I’ve been so ignorant.

Multifactorial, they said
you used to break your toys
now nothing.

Your world is shut off to us
neither kindness nor trickery
works. Nor again does
Sisyphean patience.

Maybe there’s a secret
A so-called telos, in philosophers’ nonsense
I’ve never been so ignorant – all I know is
love and pain are on the same spectrum.