but I have a brain

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Naked Human

- if I had a brain,

with a thousand needle-thin threads –

- if I had a brain,

as smooth as a newly peeled egg –

- but I have a brain,

which just barely can glimpse

a light on a misty sky –

too strong after all to sleep

in a velvety-soft, waving night –

too tired to dig itself out

through the earth-heavy layers of anxiety –