5 minute sketch, #3

by essayan hart

throw out your bed
make room to paint

restructure your life so that
translates to nocturnes
never wake before 2

sleep in uncomfortable places

lay flat on your back
and remember the cosmos

dream with your whole body
cut holes in the carpet

fill them with dead wildflowers
and woodshavings

sell every book
you read twice
better yet
leave them
on park benches

take night classes
on kabbalah
and wear velcro

take good care of your houseplants
and dance for ten minutes
out of every hour

be rational
chew 28 times
before swallowing