If you can read this

you’re too close, so take a step back.
I do the swing-arm warmup.

I do the warrior pose.
I like to roll tight like a tamale

or snap wide open like a multi-tool.
Even my similes are unpredictable.

Leave a buffer, you read me?
The open book that’s me reads,

Scram, or make me laugh.

The Binnacle, 2016