"The loneliness of the cactus..
The loneliness of the long-distance gunner...
The loneliness of a bar of soap..."
A polar bear on an ice floe
that has drifted hundreds of miles out to sea
laughs at your loneliness.
He is hungry and skilled.
He looks at you and his eyes
say, "That's all it takes."
Hungry and skilled.
Your wise counselor
dives under the surface then
of an endless sheet of ice
that supports you, that hates you.