• Hearing the sound of your breathing as you sleep,
    with the dog at your feet, his head resting
    on a shoe, and the clock's ticking
    like water dripping in a sink - I know that, even if reincarnation were a fact,
    given the inherent cruelty of the world
    where beautiful things and people
    are blasted apart all the day long,
    I would never want to come back, knowing
    I could never be this lucky twice.