A helpful thing to do is to locate home
relative to you like the dot on
a smartphone display.
While staring bored at the back wall,
it is helpful to notice cardinal south
from the fulcrum of your seat.
Be as the bird flies with a boogie made of magnets
or the tint of smoke when the pope dawns.
If it must be human,
it is helpful to locate the stranger
that radiates the most youth in the room.
Regard the wig that sits
like hat on her head as if
a rainbow just broke and your five.
These miracles are worth a laugh
first. And it helps
to feel the sliver of almost new moon
the following lunchtime
in between spoonfuls of broth and
not question why.
To allow, instead,
for the words to appear
effortlessly overhead like a song.