Adolescent Passion Play

Adolescent Passion Play

This is a poem from my book, The Sad Science of Love.


Adolescent Passion Play

Our notion of symmetry is derived from the human face. Hence, we demand

symmetry horizontally and in breadth only, not vertically nor in depth.”

Blaise Pascal, Aphorisms

I used to play softball on the diamond

intersection of Paulina and 65th Street

with storm sewers as bases: Paulina

Street was right field, 65th was left,

and your corner yard, our centre field.


Even then I longed for symmetry.

Even then I longed for you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ © Ken Stange 2012-2015