by Zuri McWhorter
Bad behavior tempts the fragile mind
into bent shapes, paper clips, intuition
Treachery condemns it all in one clueless call.
Keep it together
Engulf me in flames of change
around brains, engrained in DNA.
Boisterously admit to fraud
Mind your manners, dammit!
Believe that in the next few minutes
you’ll be different.
Imagine truth in your wanderous daydreams,
so when you wake up, you have those things.
Be an anchor for yourself
until you’re out of breath.
Craft your weapon with the elements
Cast a spell of excellence.
Synthesize an incredible,