A Rock Feels No Pain

 
 

I AM A ROCK

(Lyrics: Paul Simon)

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark
December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

 
 

 
 

I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

 
 

 
 

Don’t talk of love,
But I’ve heard the words before;
It’s sleeping in my memory.
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

 
 

 
 

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.

 
 

 
 

I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

 
 

Photographs by Duane Michals

 
 

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