How to Write Better

In the morning do not play music,
there are birds to do this for you.
Wind circles outside the window
and inside the small dog can
be heard breathing, in, out.

Make your bed if you like,
but consider it likely that
stacks of gently used books
will serve as enough decor
if it is a writer’s spirit you have.

The feet and the ground were
made to touch; during walks
stand planted in the grass.
Greet the earth, sliding petals
between thumb and finger

and when it comes time to eat
forgo prepping to spoon the
avocado into your mouth, do
no more than peel the orange.

Go without, give it away,
make room, and then
make more room.

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