Pöem: What Permanence Could Do

A quiet room full of people.
Does it bother you?

Close your eyes.
You know they’re still there.

Some might wonder
why your eyes are closed.

You’re a potato with a brain,
in the middle of the floor.

Let’s take this further:
let’s say you fall asleep.

That…peace? So poignant.
Never have I felt

such powerful feelings
in my forced state of wakefulness.

I am blind to color, and when I dream
The world ignites like bloated fireflies

bursting into colors - even emotions -
exploding in and around me. I’m inside

a living being, that I encounter every
day; but he’s mysterious and confused;

numb and loose; himself and someone
else, when he’s awake.