normal fears

uneasy about practically everything

uncertainty of future

transitoriness of life

frailty of body

sadness of afternoon

distant challenge of love and sex

far from problem of livelihood

 

in crowd but felt lonely and removed

uneasiness

sober and absteminous

life’s ladder

sad sound of piano being tuned

 

public television

idea of excellence

hunger for beauty

political pickle

well-supplied with platitudes