I want to crunch on
and hear their
in my grinding gears of teeth.
They would pluck my longing nerves
to administrative melody.
Akilesh Ayyar writes essays, fiction, and poetry, and has published work at The Millions, Philosophy Now, Literate Sunday, and elsewhere. He is also a spiritual teacher of contemporary Hindu philosophy and meditation, and has written multiple books on those topics, including How to Find What Isn’t Lost: A Short, Pro-Intellectual, Pro-Desire Guide to Enlightenment. He maintains a web presence for his teaching at siftingtothetruth.com.