Poem Of The Week | Ten Steps to be Correctly Consumed by a City By Mark Ward

Ten Steps to be Correctly Consumed by a City

For Eric Norris
By Mark Ward

dress like the person who
plays you in the movie
of your life; allow
marks on your skin (but worry
they’re usurping); body parts
should become agents
of commotion; act like you’re
artisan, hand-drawn;
stress like it’s an artform;
bury the greenery of your accent
in collage; learn to think
inside the barrage of noise;
be aware every moment
each day is your choice; 
your life, a gesture you
can’t quite hold onto;
and nor should you. 


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