We Spend Our Time, Leaving it Behind

January 15, 2017

“I must think of it constantly in order to take care not to think of it. In this connection it must be understood not only that I must of necessity perpetually carry within me what I wish to flee but also that I must aim at the object of my flight in order to flee it… Thus anguish, properly speaking, can be neither hidden nor avoided.”

From Being and Nothingness by Jean Paul Sartre translated by Hazel E. Barnes

We are a potential energy
dancing between poles,
We are a dammed river

We are that little god inside me
forced to possess my freedom,
We are a simple question

We are a always facing one other
and are never speaking,
We are pressing need

We are love and we are also not
so I keep on dreaming,
We are always sleeping —