Your body is an ambassador,
a communication technology, really,
and you are the Message
given it to convey to the world.
Right off you might assume
there would be far simpler
and more reliable
available in the cosmos
for sending Messages, but
the Writer has a unique
problem in that Everything
She touches comes to Life…
Alright, alright, shush
and look here, now-
it’s not a problem,
it’s an Opportunity
is really the best
way to think about it
because the condition is,
As are the Effects.
Leaving that aside for the moment,
surely you can see
the potential for a bit
of inopportune signaling–
(not to mention widespread chaos,
famine, military industrial complexes,
the unplanned release of nuclear materials,
and bad television)–
if the Messages started
thinking about themselves
out of the blue
all by their lonesomes
without any real reading or writing
or grammatical training
and then began
thinking they were the
wrong ones, and so- well,
don’t even get me started- they
all tried to rewrite themselves…
Ha! That’s like a pack of crayons
deciding to redefine the colors…
which- batton down the hatches!- is exactly
what they (we) tried to do.
Some even decided
they weren’t fit for delivery.
One: You are fit for delivery.
You came to Life, I know.
All a bit shocking really.
Medical calamities and
But the Truth remains that
Two: You are the Message,
the Message is meaningful.
Temporarily Necessary Instructions
for recovering the Original Message
that You are
read as follows:
Find a friend who can read,
someone like Jesus or Buddha
or Hafiz, or that zen guy next door,
someone like that,
and show them every day what you see
and tell them what you think it says.
let them tell you what it really says.
Simple as that.
Temporary Symptoms of Reorientation Include
nausea, swelling, bouts of anger,
the incessant desire to throw a hammer
farther than anyone else on the planet can,
other inexplicable druthers, fatigue, guilt,
shame, and anxiety, As Well As
fits of joy that don’t last, moments of grace,
tears of relief, simple knowings that
wake you up in the middle of the night,
periodic changes to your Facebook page settings,
the discovery of new friends, and
the ability to taste food.