On Privacy


Do not invade my space,

Do not enter my house, cross my fence,

Penetrate the sphere around me.

I do not want to share my space,

Do not want to give my inner sanctum

To your vulgar gaze.


Yet, I need to join you in a common place,

Need to see what you are thinking,

Need to share your inner life.


There it is: privacy in all its glory.

I need you to keep out, but

I cannot do without your company,

Without feeding myself with your life,

Your blood, your thoughts, your space.


--November 6, 2013