The entire surface of my body is missing
in the sense the entire surface of my body is missing
touch with that body of someone elses in this world
at the moment, it feels that total a missing, that absence
by which you have no body, are disembodied through
the absence of touching a body. This isn't healthy.
For lack of that kiss.
If I lose it said to me that I am loved, lost
with all the lesser connective pertinences and news,
I lose a tongue to the world, and ears, if except
for locational and ambient noise,
am deaf and dumb. I am missing my senses.
If consciousness is connection, I am in a coma
for lack of the kiss of in touch.
--- from his book of poetry, The New Wing of the Labyrinth