On the porch from a glider—a wave.
A grudge disrobes to dance a polka
while saying forget me.
Old papyrus contains untranslated guidance.
Do not sit next to me
no matter how pleasant your intentions.
Admit it out loud.
Your behavioral suggestions
are not mandates.
Drink this so the china cup is empty
and may be hand washed.
Not every spot on the wall is good for staring.
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