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
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.