Just one scratch beneath the surface of anything lies immense sadness. Why? —Dr. Sunshine

I gasp at your acumen, Dr. Sun. Stephen Dunn’s “Sadness,” holds a lot of promise here:

It was everywhere, in the streets and houses, on farms and now in the air itself. It had come from history and we were history so it had come from us.

Sadness had come from history, from time’s passing, and because we are the only beings who measure time’s passing and term it “history,” it had really come from us. Everything in this world is affected by time, right? Picture this: The sun passes through the leaves on a warm fall day, enticing you to take a walk in the park. You take a pullover with you because you might get cold but it certainly… More…