“Only the line between good luck and bad
sunders the bitter outlook from the glad.“
Chris Yu, poet
Tractatus: Caliban Reads Wittgenstein
by Chris Yu
(1.1) The world’s the total sum of all the facts,
which means a poor account of human
(1.2) into lone atoms logic will divide
the world, cool as a parent who has lied.
(2.0131) To make out rouge from sanguine is to
This thing of darkness I acknowledge me.
(3.144) As speech provides us with scant means to
our situations, whom are we to blame
(5.632) for our estrangement from the lives we
the soundwaves, odors, weight, the face
(6.43) Only the line between good luck and bad
sunders the bitter outlook from the glad.
(7.01) The words you lately left me to rehearse
taught me to make a playground of a curse.