I have begun to lead a pleasant life,
take my meals at proper hours, enjoy
the happiness of commonplace, sleep
a night entirely secure with all
the placid lowing members of our herd.
I confess I understood, before
my tour of that painful room, that men
who raise themselves above their kind
suffer loneliness, a rack
of my own design where at the wheel
I sweated bravely, my own inquisitor.