Know yourself to be made mostly of water
with a trace of aluminum, a metal
commonly used in fuselages.
For flying, hollow bones are best or
no bones at all as in the honeybee.
Do not kill yourself.
Do not put the hammer in the crystal carafe
except as a performance piece.
When you are ready to marry,
you will know but if you don’t,
don’t worry. The bullfrog never marries,
ditto the space shuttle
yet each is able to deliver its payload:
i.e., baby bullfrogs and satellites, respectively.
When young, fall in and out of love like a window
that is open and only about a foot off the ground.
Occasionally land in lilacs
or roses if you must
but remember, the roses
have been landed in many times.
If you do not surprise yourself,
you won’t surprise anyone else.
“De- You’re the best brother ever.” “I know, Sammy. That’s why I always take care of you.” “I love you, De. So much, I’m the luckiest kid.”
Sam’s voice was quiet, though loud enough for Dean to hear it flooding into his ears from where Sam was crouched down in the bathroom. When the eldest peeked through the crack in the door, Sam was sitting on the dirty tiles, teddy bear in one hand and an old bandana tied to look like a doll in the other.
“Someday, when I grow up, I want to be just like you, De.” The boy murmured, shaking the bear as if it were speaking. “Yeah Sammy, But you’ll never be as cool as me.” The doll ‘replied’. Dean scooted back, sitting back down on the bed, couldn’t help but smile to himself. When his brother stepped out, maybe he tried to act a little cooler than usual.