1. do not be an ember warming the soul only sparking fires never having your own. 2. do not be the river that bends around jungle trees to let them grow. 3. do not succumb to the suns and stars determined to prove you an Icarus. 4. do not be a wonder composed of velvet, white wine, honey, fingers soft as spider’s silk. 5. do not be a casualty of war. 6. be reckless and indeterminate high tide low tide growling waves ebb and flow rise aglow into a tempest. 7. when you exhale the gales of winter, bite. 8. in your glorious wake they should bend like reeds. 9. they should exalt you like flowers do the ascendant sun. 10. listen 11. do not be gentle. 12. there are no light showers here.