I rubbed an orange along the lines of my throat, to cool my blood.
Am I alive? Yes. I am stretched out like the arms of of a Hindu effigy,
or an animal that lives in the sea. Sometimes, I'm scared I won't feel
a damn thing. That is why I've stretched my body out. It's a net for
a man. But a man is made of water. And I am pressed, face down,
upon these boards. The muscles of my shoulders. My legs. (But you
cannot jump into the earth.) Yes you can. Push harder.
~Bhanu Kapil Rider