a sparrow in the fist, an eagle on Everest


don’t frown
don’t kick the door
don’t slap the chance
it’s a sensitive bad-ass
don’t zip up the wound
if it begs to expose
don’t turn on the light
if you have no idea
what monster
waits for you in the closet
don’t crush,
don’t crash
and if you have to,
don’t forget
to clean up the shards
i hate my room a hodgepodge
don’t stop chasing the eagle
if 90% of the world population
believes in the sparrow
you’ve kept in your fist for years
as when the meteor hit the gulf of Mexico
small mammals survived
they didn’t believe in dinosaurs’ dynasty