I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. — Emerson
I wouldn’t look closer in the dark.
I wouldn’t put my glasses on after leaving the shower.
I wouldn’t investigate, pressing
my face toward the clawed hole.
I won’t be found with the key in my hand,
with the chart or the film, or the sign on my arm.
I will not crawl through that tunnel
and will not climb into that tower.
I will not answer the knocking at the door,
and whatever is coming can stay in the box,
keeping its knowledge as well as its power.