from TO EROS
It is not justice’s scale that knows us true:
god of undivided envy, it is you
who weigh our wrongs --
from two hearts you murder and measure
you shape one heart vaster than nature
that grows and yet longs
to grow…. You, indifferent and superb,
humble the mouth and exalt the word
toward the sky’s ignorance....
You mutilate by returning to ultimate absence
these beings that are but fragments from absence.
Rainer Maria Rilke