Tied to the Mast

Should one prepare for temptation
as the mythic man, formerly of two eyes,
or be clear about the nature of the self

an abstraction whose conceptual physics,
gravitational forces, herding one to places
and perhaps there is not much to do

about that; and yet and yet there is
the temptation to try to find the rope
to watch and not go to them, the siren

musical, unless you listen carefully and
remain convinced that even the silence
has something you will desire with your

whole
breathing
body.