Thank you for merging
with this manifestation of hunger.
Your donations of skin and fiber
contribute to future atmosphere.
Please smoke only if part of you
Though dim and shadowy to you
the distant figures responsible for your passage
have been and in some cases continue to be
like you, i.e. alive, awkwardly wired
with conflicting motivations such as
empathy, desire, hunger, fear
and a devastating need to be known.
This chorus / hoard endorses
limited gratification in transportation.
When you feel uncertain
assume the stance of poise modeled
by the samurai of Yomei-gaku:
an unconditional acceptance and
responsive capability so tranquil
they fought kendo with living
goldfish in their mouths.