“Catchy Tunes,” a poem by Robert Thomas (poetry, ’02) appears online at Poetry Magazine.
It’s not just this. Every written word is a suicide note.
And a love letter, too.
There may be no one to talk to who would get it,
but if you write it down maybe someone will get it after you’ve left the room,
or in five hundred years, or maybe someone from Sirius, the Dog Star,
will get it. The composer Karlheinz Stockhausen
claimed he was born on Sirius. You remember him:
the genius who said the crashing of planes
into the World Trade Center was the greatest concert ever held,
although he later conceded the audience had not been given the option
to not attend