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Hell (The Scream)
Sartre famously thought it was
other people. An art critic thought it was
being locked in a small room
with Edvard Munch for all eternity.
The Nordic Cartographer of Hell said,
“Disease and insanity were the black angels
at my cradle.”
His men and women writhe
in anguish – staggering from the canvas
into our cities, into our waiting rooms,
into our laps.
The scream crossing
the bridge reverberates throughout time and space,
turning Wordsworth’s view of nature