Updated: Mar 19, 2021
Sometimes I get this unnerving desire to run.
Run in any direction.
Somewhere disconnected yet connected.
Too abstract of a thought to act on but still there. Lingering on the edge of life.
My passport is a treasured possession. My eyes subconsciously stray in its direction. A soft comfort that it is there.
This feeling is not urgent enough. It's a whisper. A caress.
It does not jolt me awake. Eyes wide open. Clenched jaw. Fist shaped hands.
There are no sleepless nights. Tossed in a twisted dream and even more twisted bed sheets.
It is a reminder I need to remind myself.
It is a reminder that I can if I want. If I need to, I can.
Many do not have access to this. It is also a reminder of that.
That no matter how much I want to run, others are rooted. I can.
This mixed feeling always leaves me confused.
So I stay.