maybe he was shivering
but he was good at hiding it.
he liked the cold
and he liked that his skin was on its edge.
he liked the idea of the unknown and the knowable.
he wanted to explore but felt stuck sometimes.
he was one who wanted more
and dreamed of more.
he let his mind wander
and it drifted away from him at times.
he would get lost in thought
and forget social graces and customs.
“sit here, sit there, do this, do that”
but he was off in his mind
contemplating the worlds of someone else.
was the lion coming to get him?
was that monster of an idea going to swallow him whole like Jonah?
can he make friends with Wilson again?
will that be enough?
would anyone get to stay in that cold reflection?