ideas can burst through stagnation’s chain.
Close-mindedness can be struck dumb
by forward thinking.
chic to defy inaction, to do something—
exchange sentient words,
dissect dogmas that prefer the devil they know.
doesn’t know as many devils
as orthodoxy can lead so many to believe;
live, to grow, to feed all children
convention must try new things—
gray skirts, polka dotted pants, rainbow kilts,
and repurposed evening combat boots
might be the thing to keep that old dog
enjoying life-enriching new tricks.
and do something