Henri Michaux

“Some stay alive only because of their timidity.”
Henri Michaux

And some stay alive to challenge death, to promote self-doubt, to face the abyss behind their eyes, to laugh at things, to forget and to remember, to work hard so they can feel the soreness of a thought in their muscles, to eat peaches and ice cream with a handful of almonds, to sleep until death do them apart from life, to live a monotonous life beyond repair, to walk toward the end of the border between earth and sky, to breathe a sigh without memory.

But I stay alive to write.


About lifeacrossthesun

Writer/ 2011 PEN USA Emerging Voices fellow
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