Love everything that lives
and be fair to all the parts
and do not have a hierarchy,
but should the uniforms come
for you under cover of night
eager to convey you into smoke,
resolve to become like the drunks
who, when sufficiently enraged,
can just shrug off the paralyzing effects
of being tasered, or like the wind
that dies one moment only to return
the next as poems and explosions.
Howie Good is the author of most recently of Stick Figure Opera from Cajun Mutt Press.