Maps to the tiger in the tigerlily

by Christos Polydorou

tigerllileleslSmarty pants,
your smarts
get twisted
in your pants:

get an idea,
kill it, as you do
your darling,
please don’t kill it, especially not

how you kill your darling.
Hold back,
don’t spill,
don’t put all your eggs in one basket,

hold on,
hold it down,
the raven on your back,
release it,

take a moment,
breathe in,
become a relaxer,

you have placed your flag, so to speak,
you have asked your question,
you have had your idea,
you have made your contribution of all participation

necessary for an idea to come to life: now
for the response YOU need,

the external factor,
to close
the deal.
External is key.