Believe in a furious world
of enchantment where being moonswept
is commonplace and synchronicity is an entrée
served for our scatterbrained lives.
Believe the carnival tent you crawled into
has more than a freak show of internet,
and that the ego of elephant lives freely
in the jungle and not in your zoo.
Believe every offhand remark
is just that—offhanded, a tennis ball
hit hard over the fence into the wild
rhododendrons. Don’t go looking for it.
Don’t go looking for it or the insult
you thought you overheard at a party
you attended a week ago. Be the spoon
in the carton of ice cream—always full.
Be the messy sundae dishes and the dusty
chandelier, useful to many, loved
and sometimes overlooked.
You do not have to sensationalize
your life to be noticed. Separate yourself
like paper towels and try not to
become a wet blanket.
Keep your head above the water
in the glass or the ocean, appreciate
the bubbles that keep you afloat.