by Steve Neumann
across what, you might ask?
A vast, unbridgeable gap?
But what if you tried too hard and
overshot, as if hurling a hefty spear
or slender arrow, not aiming to maim
or kill, just convince the other fellow?
The point in getting one’s point across
still remains, ostensibly, for two to reach
consensus, even détente, rather than
an altogether senseless folie à deux.