do you want me to motivate you?

here is motivation: the earth

moves through the milky way

galaxy at a speed of 514,000

miles per hour, or 1/1300th the

speed of light. even on the couch

you are subluminal.

wherever you stand, you are never there.

20 years ago you were 90,052,800,000

miles away, working at your mother’s

lockshop in the summer, complaining

about sweeping the metal shavings

from the floor.

during an average man’s life he will

travel 306,179,520,000 miles as he

circles the drain of sagittarius a*.

it is impossible to be stagnant.

the universe won’t allow it.

even when you run backwards

it propels you forward.