You Must Strive to Be
You must strive to be
both interested and interesting
if you don’t want your life to be just Cheerios.
with all that’s around you.
on anything: pin cushions, couch cushions,
a pastry shop cruller,
sidewalk cracks. . . .
think weird without acting weird,
saw off a limb you’ve gone out on.
Fall, but do it with grace.