Perhaps every poem is an answer to the question, "What can you bear to say? What can you bear to repeat?" This poem emerged from thinking about the problems of problems that are less intractable than ungraspable: you could figure them out, maybe quickly, but conditions will already be different by then. I say it to myself to remember some methods that I can answer to, in a way that feels responsible, when I'm not sure how to answer.
Zach Savich is the author of eight books of poetry and prose, including Daybed (Black Ocean, 2018). He is an associate professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art and co-editor of Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.