Saturday May 5, 2018
Get a screen protector on my phone so the nosy Nancy sitting beside me on the bus stops staring into my life.
Stop judging me Nancy!
Find a banana box to keep my banana from mushing against the inside of my bag.
Find less sexual ways to describe the messes I make.
Thank her with coffee and flowers and an invitation. Don’t forget. She’s a good one.
Keep saying yes until I have to say no. Then say no.
Hound the right people. Be a presence. Bark up the tree and stay there.
Walk before everyone else wakes up. Smell the pine. Breathe the solitude in like a reward.
Stop waiting for the wrong hearts to do right by me.
Ascend gradually. Adjust to new heights. Don’t look down.