Lately I’ve been caught in
the right way to hold your breath, how to meditate, how to stop the mind
the right way to cleanse your liver, what to eat, when not to eat it
when to go to bed, how cold to make your shower, what to put in the bath, what scent to wear
how slow to dance, how to be a woman, how not to be tamed, how to be domestic
what gave me acne, how to make it go away
if I start smoking weed and cigarettes does that make me okay?
i just asked the dentist if fluoride can close my third eye
but my gums are bleeding! oh me, oh my!
should I drink? do my armpits stink?
is it okay to ask out a guy? or is it better to just sit around and wonder – why?
be with the mama moon on your period or keep the IUD?
but hey – if you get pregnant just don’t come to me!
must I feel guilt when the Beibes comes on?
or can I claim Despacito as my new favorite song?
just live life by the fly, but please – don’t cry! it makes you seem weak
you don’t want to loose your own winning streak
drink bottled water, or don’t, just recycle the plastic
hey look – you’re fantastic!
do you compost? Throw your paper away?
would you vaccinate your kids or raise them on an apple a day?
do you ever how your gay friends have to pray?
when so many rights are taken away?
by those people who can split their heart into three?
shoo away the Mormons at their doorstep but practice their own form of polygamy?
I’m sorry to say, as I take a breath in
I don’t really believe in original sin
I sort of believe we are all just fine as we are
all chasing that wish on some shooting star
so join me perhaps in the “the Way” if you will
because these self-punishment talks are not really real
between vegan and kosher and old gluten free
there’s no right way to do it
I’m just simply