They stay upbeat, then say,
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”—
that classic Nietzschean cliché.
We’ll know before much longer.
The problem is it’s true
for hate and tumors too.
A. M. Juster is a poet/translator whose work has appeared in Poetry, Rattle, Paris Review, Hudson Review and many other journals. His eighth book, The Elegies of Maximianus, is out from the University of Pennsylvania Press. He says he “overtweets” @amjuster.