Socrates, in response to a conviction punishable by death in terms of philosophical investigation.
Long version of “the principal arguments” (argument no. 7) of the Apology of Socrates (p. 121)
save all your love notes: the napkins, the cards, the ripped paper corners, even the nevers and the never-agains;
try to remember, on those nights you can’t find yourself
you’re so alone, so close to invisible like sleepwalking.
just because we close our eyes
doesn’t mean we can’t be seen;
and the darkness is always our own,
shut out the fear, and close your eyes…