A Poem by the Nameless One

Now that I have woken up
What shall I do

Shall I go to the playground
To run after the ball
But the scores no longer matter to me

Shall I go to the movies
To watch the song and dance
But I am no longer excited by fantasies

Shall I go to the office
To sit in front of the computer
But that makes me sleepy

Shall I stay at home
To play with my children and talk with my wife
But it does not give me any joy

I think I should read a book
But what will I do after I finish reading
I think I should go to the restaurant
But what will I do after I have finished eating

I do not know what I should do
Now that I have woken up

I can see people around me sleeping
Should I try to wake them up?

But they get angry because they do not want to be disturbed
Some can hear me but they talk in their sleep
Others cannot hear me because they are fast asleep

Oh how I long to look deeply into someone’s open eyes
And listen to their unspoken words

So I go along not knowing what I must do
Now that I have woken up

I run after the ball
I watch the songs and the dance
I sit in front of the computer
I play with my children and talk with my wife
I read a book
I eat at the hotel

But I do not know what I must do.
Now that I have woken up

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