Start with the American Dream

live a little, get let down, listen,
ride the rollercoaster under the river.

but also be dumb enough to be free
just a donation to the sky and time. 

as well as finding love in a used bookstore,
somewhere you've never been before. 

later, paint your friends green
and find them in boats bouncing in harbors.

all at once, try drawing with your left hand during the day,
while writing to yourself with your right at night.

and then listen to a Counting Crows song
while on a flight to Denver to see your sister.