This Afternoon

Don’t be careful.
Definitely burn down the house.
Find others waiting to catch fire in a thoughtless world.
Launch something beautiful to places you didn’t know you knew.

Definitely burn down the house.
Dream, explore, and play in an instinctive state.
Launch something beautiful to places you didn’t know you knew.
Water simmering coals on the way down.

Dream, explore, and play in an instinctive state.
Find others waiting to catch fire in a thoughtless world.
Water simmering coals on the way down.
Don’t be careful.

Shloka Shankar, 2020

Remixed works:

Quotes on first drafts, by Chanelle Benz,
Ray Bradbury, Jennifer Egan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut, and others