the revolution of everyday life
some said that at root life was essentially pain and suffering
others came down on the side of bliss
such distinctions however were no longer of any concern to him
after many conversations
he thought what a worthy task it would be
to free all those who had been snared by hope
picking up his razor he stood transfixed watching
the face in the mirror become gradually denuded
when it was stripped clean he set down the razor
and stroked his cheek only to discover that not
a single whisker had been touched.
one evening, sensing a peculiar stillness,
he suddenly hurled himself forward
in a not-so-vain attempt to leave his impression
in the air.
He rubbed his eyes.
Yet what needed to be extirpated
was not any obstruction to sight,
but rather the very habit of seeing.
too often he feared that he had been misunderstood
others seemed prone to confusing his honesty
obviously an apology could be proffered before or after;
but it occurred to him that the best recourse
might simply be for each word, gesture or action
to arise from an unformed yet no less acute regret.
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