There’s a video gone viral about our shared DNA
despite a sea of separating channels:
lost eyelashes are reminders that you instantly clear
like iPhone notifications — instead, drifting
through perpetual Monday as you try
to stay untouched by the urgency, to keep
the Gary Glitter of a 1980s Saturday night,
the comfort of shepherd’s pie, of not thinking
that even under your toenail
there’s a merry-go-round on the village green.
Speaking is silver, TED Talks are golden gate bridges.
So let’s stay soft. Be impeccable with our words.
Make the hostile environment an illusion.
We all do our best till we’re leaving.