little boy (2016)

crawl, little boy
          & flourish with the beauty you were given
your parents will love you regardless
          & this solitary rock will keep on spinning

fly, little boy
          & dive deep into your calling’s sphere
get your heart broken a few times
          & weep until you feel no fear

this life is too short to stay idle
to passively accept
tomorrow is forever out of reach

little boy,
          — there will be nothing to regret