Paul stood in the middle.
He did not define the middle of what.
He knew he was in the middle
if all measurements started where he stood.
His tapping foot did not change this.
The position of the sun did not change this.
this made himself self-centered.
Self-help books told him
being centered is a good thing.
He decided it was not the starting point
of his measurements
but the radius of the circle he drew
from the starting point of self that mattered.
And whether the drawn circle
was inclusive or exclusive.
Paul noticed his circle’s interior
was brighter than the area outside the perimeter.
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