Eleven Weeks

I'm floating in a vacuum
resisting the gravity of real life
drifting, not caring about seasons
or passing days
I don't understand these things
I have more in common with the dead.
The veil lifted and I'm stuck
seeing things for what they really are
seeing myself as dust, a flicker
in an endless arc of light
and I don't care
I really don't
My ego evaporated
I don't want joy
I don't want to leave a mark
I want to melt away
to unbecome
there's no relief from my life
oh god, this life
I don't care
I have no more illusions about today
and the goldfinches,
those bright fingers of yellow
pointing out the joy, the now
They're not for me.