High-fiving a mirror

Success for you is
folding the moon in half.
It’s holding an entire ocean
on your fingertip, volleying a star
into the top corner, eating the universe.
Success is inventing the square,
creating red, pulling teeth from your skull.
It’s turning a page, bursting lungs,
learning about pigeons, chewing yogurt,
growing a 400 year old nose,
sewing yourself into pockets.
Success is a left foot
knowing what it is, a hand waving,
a face aware that it exists.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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