It is important to face the rear of the train as it leaves the republic. Not that all departing is yearning. First love is a factory. We sleep in a bed that had once been a tree. Nothing is forgot. Yet facts, over time, lose their charm, warned a dying Plato. You have to isolate the lies you love. Are we
Christopher Salerno is the author of ATM (Georgetown Review Press, 2014). He teaches at William Paterson University and lives in Caldwell, New Jersey.