Though you wonder if it’s a weakness
one more episode calls to me
as tides make sound move.
Don’t you know how difficult
change can be? All soup gets
thicker, all tires wear down
until rendered useless. And here
I am pushing that play button again
and again, in fear of discovering
myself different. An imperative
to get off this couch, where there
is comfort and silence and calm.
Only one arm can push up
before the other. Only one foot
can step in the sand toward
the crashing sea.