Like you, I dare not open my eyes
I dare not rise from all fours –
the rhythm of my heart would surely outrun this peaceful speed.
No, that noise can wait –
all that living and dying and pain.
My smile is due to the stillness inside.
I am immortal in this position and
It is altogether better to be alone and immortal
than to rise and walk dangerously amongst my fellow man.
Be it a hermit, be it strange
the label is noted but of no concern.
in fact, I am in love with this moment –
to change positions would be like ruining the serenity of a good stare-
I wouldn’t dare.
– Drew Nacht