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Alejandra Pizarnik

[…] what happened (to Kafka) is the same as what happened to me:
he withdrew
he went too far into solitude
and knew — he must’ve known —
you never come back from there

— Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Psychopathology Ward,” Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 – 1972. (New Directions; 1 edition, May 17, 2016) Originally published 1984,

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