Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Naked Human

in the night we doubt –


small weak humans

in large empty houses –

there is too much space in the night –

we cannot fill the darkness

with known things –


the anxiety

creeps like rats

with long cold tails

out of black holes –

anxiety for the nothing,

which we don’t know,

don’t know, is nothing –


how small humans are

in the night –