Rise Up, Day 109

9 May

Do not
turn over the rock.
Do not
open the envelope.
Do not
look behind the curtain
to see the tiny man
pulling the strings
or heaving the bellows.
Do not
listen at doors
or peer through keyholes,
hoping to discover
what the children discuss
after the adults have gone to bed.
Do not
open the closet door
or turn on the light
and reveal that the monster
is a lumpy sweater
and one unmatched sock.
Do not
look, listen, read.
Do not
Do not.