i am glad
you made the decision to travel with
your fears, knowing it will unrobe itself
from your skin, when your hand
is fastened to the tools
of thy endeavors.
whoever waits anxiously for the
to invite him, serenaded by dramatic chants of
a choir of a million angels,
before he sets out on an adventure —
that man. he’s a great friend of the unfulfilled
dead, and an enemy of the good life.