Coping Skills
After Yoko Ono
for Jason Brown


Peel a ripe orange
Into shards of rind
Set fire to them with kerosene.


Be a river.
Remember when you were a glacier.
You know how to take it slow.


Carve a hole where there is
                        already a hole.
Gather the pieces of nothingness.
Throw them angrily without your hands.


Put on your invisibility cloak
But leave your shadow.
Surprise your neighbors with what
                                    You are not.
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