Don’t make it easy to take your goods
Away. Keep everything you value
Double wrapped around wrists.
Touch knees and tuck elbows.
Become smaller, thinner,
Slimmer than a slip of paper.
Plug ears with music or worries
Or the friction squeals of steel
Against steel. Paste hollowed eyes
On blank faces reflected
in tunnel-made mirrors or cover
Them in words on your lap.
Always keep the third eye open.
~Pamela L. Taylor © 2013