If I could make a wish for you
it would be a desperately simply one

I wish that you would assault the commonplace

maybe take part of it,
internalize it
create within yourself
nerves of steel
and bold courage
but leave the heart tender and soft

With the other part
I wish you would go out in the world
and not be meek and mild
not turn your cameras eye on yourself
but face the world around you
make something, feel something
about the things you see
the people you encounter

I wish you would take it
break it
remake it
and give it to someone else
to remake
yet again

I wish you would know that
this world
this life
is absolutely yours

as terrible, horrifying,
as it can be
you have every inch of space you need
make it