Thursday, January 11, 2024


Warning: hyper-
focus on anything
as precious 
as consciousness—
as ethereal
and mysterious  
as this inkling 
we exist—
may make it feel
from the inside 
like the smallest
loss is total. 
To one day 
be ordered 
to slip off
the coil will
of course sound 
even to sleep 
(with its mere
of dreaming) 
may at best
seem a gamble—
and at worst, 
a betrayal.