there is subtle pleasure

in what one

can live

without,

do

without.

well-ordered lives

are like personal bookshelves

filled with

important books.

Who are you

right before you take the stage

in front of dazzling lights?

the moments leading up to the big moment

matter

you can stuff yourself with so many things

and fill your schedule with so many dates

it’s a chronic problem

of the bored

and uninitiated

best, to fast

and rest

stop reading

stop thinking

stop eating

stop drinking

stop talking

stop trying

to solve

things.

you will be dead soon

lay in bed

and practice

what it feels like

to die

it might be more pleasant

than your busy

day.

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