Jouissance

Jouissance

Beauty originated the desire to interpret.

Looking forward to the past,

life arises from a narrative, like a body crucified

for the sole purpose of returning.

Every tragedy births a fetishized story

crying to be interpreted;

holes in hands prevent the grasp of life

outside of its communication.

Mathematics is the new angel

of the old western world;

its mythos cloaked in the belief of logic,

feeding humanity’s continuing search.

Published by

John Brogan

John Brogan promotes renewable energy products in Northeast Ohio. He is also a new father, recently welcoming his first son, Victor Mackenzie Brogan, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, OH. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BA in cognitive science. John is also the author of the following books: In Reflection of Nature (2015), and St. Augustine and the Piano (2016).