Am I a sea monster that you place a guard on me?
If I think, 'My bed will comfort me, and I will try to forget my misery with sleep,'
you shatter me with dreams. You terrify me with visions.
I would rather die of strangulation than go on and on like this.
I hate my life. I do not want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for these few remaining days."
"What are mere mortals, that you should make so much of us?
For you examine us every morning and test us every moment.
Why won't you leave me alone -- even for a moment?
Have I sinned? What have I done to you, O watcher of all humanity? Why have you made me your target? Am I a burden to you?
Why not just pardon 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."