Bury yourself in work. Do the dishes, iron your shirts. Drive around 'til dusk giving food to the homeless. Dismantle bombs, learn a new language. Read old letters from old girlfriends. Touch a match to your favorite nerve. Archive photos of your grandfather. Answer a pay phone.
Collect mistakes like merit badges. Hang your head like a degree. Make an art form out of regret.
Read poetry like an x-ray. Read a novel and mark your place with a speeding ticket. Laugh, but don't learn. Count the number of beats per breath. Go for a drive and buy something unhealthy. Give purpose to insomnia by putting things off. Give the knob another twist. Give out.
Watch old movies, eat a second dinner, or go for a walk. Hand out favors. Cultivate an interest in bad habits. Plan a trip. Sit on your roof until dawn and watch the last light of the city go out. Grow a spine in the morning.