All day I mired by the window
forced wonders at what I might
maybe get to doing.
Soaked too long int he tub
with water too hot
but I mired anyway.
If from afar I saw a loved one
practicing such self-abuse
I would scold with advice well meant
and take their body out to the world
where suddenly they'd remember the delight it is to be;
where they could sweat their souls back in.
I am not a far off lover
for whom I would delight in heroic rescue
it's just me
putting things off,
watching a fourth episode of Law & Order
while mired by the window.