Today Show

The shark bite sure is gross, especially
all the stitches sticking out every which way—

a raw red oval bristling with spiders.
It’s better than the next story, though,

which is about an overdose we all saw
coming, the next about some people

who don’t make very good movies
who are possibly getting divorced,

a missing baby, an assassination,
craven postures struck over war.

Something binds these things together.
It’s the mystery of human experience,

I suppose. It’s the river that leads
to an immense heart of darkness,

the glow that envelops that haze
through which we try to divine the moral

put forth every morning from 7 till 9
like a big cloud of blood in water.

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