Awake

Why did you have to wake me up?
Unhappy I was not,
Dancing with mists of Sleep
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Since I remember, I have been
An unknown, a watch on the hand
Of Time, always counting something
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My eyes – for much too long
They have been shut; now
How am I to open them to life?
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Now that I have a body and a mind
To feed, how will I learn
How not to poison them with life?
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Please, please, I beg you, leave me,
Ruthless morning sun!
The light unto the great book I can’t read
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The book of life, written in every tongue
I do not speak, by someone
Much like you – the opposite of me