In an Abandoned Notebook:
Field guide to the new ecosystem
of my mind. Do not feed the haunted
ideas of my forefathers. Pay no fare
for ex lovers crossing dark water.
Abandon the hot-air balloon ride
before you leave the tree line.
Hope the martyr and the mentor
speak true as the hair on their faces.
Protect the endangered dreams,
they are the only children left.
These birds will lead you home.