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Sometimes it’s easier

to close eyes and imagine

being somewhere else

when there are too many things on the list:

 

brush your teeth, eat breakfast,

go to work, buy local,

invest and keep count:

how will you get by when you’re old?

 

Sometimes it’s easier

to imagine being somewhere else

when there are too many things on the list:

 

keep yourself updated about the global situation

and technological innovations,

be politically correct,

at the same time have empathy and be funny,

remember to recycle,

remember to read

newspapers and literature,

be a good friend and mother,

sister, brother, grandparent

and be aware 

that the best of us

bicycle even in the winter

 

When there are too many things on the list

like an unknown threat 

I freeze to the road

as a deer in the headlights

I don’t fight, I don’t flight, I become numb

 

When there are too many things on the list

I rather play dead

 

Reduce your carbon footprint to nonexistent,

or at least pretend that you do so,

change to an electric car and wind power,

glide forward, spend holidays nearby,

always prefer recycled,

as long as the product is trendy,

don’t admit that you’re

a person of double standards

who talks a lot

but does nothing

and while you still have time,

pick the cherries from the cake

and peel the cream

until the last call

and the last beer,

for life is a feast

 

Human is the only animal,

that can imagine:

 

I want

I dream

I have the right to

I have the freedom to

do whatever I feel like

do whatever I want

and I want

to live a versatile life

 

Human is the only animal,

that can imagine

it’s natural to want to

be somewhere else

last call and last beer

life is a feast

 

Wind howls in the yard

ash tree flings its branches

an ant journeys to nest

and a fern weaves its roots

to the side of the stonewall

I guess they never count to ten

or spin in the circle of worries

so, that they can’t fall asleep

 

Sometimes it’s easier

to close eyes and imagine

being somewhere else

 

close eyes

as one would have disappeared 

completely