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a sketchy outline for survival

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A Sketchy Outline for Survival

Hang on to
enough sense
not to
shop for
happiness on-line.


Enough sense to
double-bolt
the door &
sprinkle
stardust
on the
carpet.


Then turn the
lights low &
bask in the
afterglow.


These are
the new
tools of
survival.


This is
how you
wade out of
the ocean of
red lobsters
& jellyfish.


There are no
hard &
fast guidelines.


You need the
mind of a
wind-up
toy & the
crazed instincts
of Hamlet.


You need to
keep your
eyes lowered
at the
grocery store &
steer clear
of the
produce aisle.


You need to
stop breathing
when necessary.


Don’t renounce
anything,
that’s a
sure giveaway.


Don’t embrace
anything,
that’s
certain death.


Stay off
the streets &
don’t fly
in airplanes.


Don’t express
an opinion.


Dance around
conclusions.


Relinquish everything
you ever
believed in
right up until
a minute ago.

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