Johansson Curvature

Begin with the hands, the strong, lonely hands that sign to me, or the tarry voice that drips into my soul’s unfathomed pool.

Symbiosis happens at a spirit level—yet a need to be contiguous holds little water. One can’t make love to water.

Star gazers point to the universal curve function. Not Einstein’s space-time bender: but only the shallow define love in terms of curves and curvature.

Scientists can land a robot on a comet. Help for me, it seems, will take more time. Wherefore shall I live, Johansson?

Salvatore Difalco

Salvatore Difalco is the author of five books of fiction, including "The Mountie At Niagara Falls" (Anvil Press) a collection of microfiction.