Am I a sea monster or a dragon that you must place me under guard?
I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery,’
but then you shatter me with dreams and terrify me with visions.
I would rather be strangled— rather die than suffer like this.
I hate my life and don’t want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
“What are people, that you should make so much of us, that you should think of us so often?
For you examine us every morning and test us every moment.
Why won’t you leave me alone, at least long enough for me to swallow!
If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of all humanity? Why make me your target? Am I a burden to you?
Why not just forgive my sin and take away my guilt? For soon I will lie down in the dust and die. When you look for me, I will be gone.”