Coping Skills (2)
After Yoko Ono
for Todd Sharp

Carefully place your soul in the freezer
Next to an ice tray containing
                        two year-old water.
Let your heart thaw for twelve hours.


Imagine your mind is an always-late
                                    subway train.
Bottle all the passengers’ hate.
Carbonate to taste.


Instead of swallowing fire
Just gargle it.
There is enough fire in you already.


On the subject of vital signs:
See the world through the eyes of Lazarus.
Commiserate with unfallen rain.
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