peering at the world through half closed eyes,
measuring my steady heartbeat
with the click of a lazy metronome.
But you -
you changed everything.
You opened my eyes and widened my pupils,
you started me running,
rushing to meet the next challenge with blood
thundering past my ears,
with sweat heading on the bridge of my nose,
and my heart beating
out of control.
I was half-asleep,
before you -