Pinch those cheeks
Into a smile
Whether you walk
A step or a mile
Not only does it help,
It practically excludes the self
So you’re free to be free now
Go on, smile
For the utmost of arrogance is misery.
Your actions, your words directly, unmistakably reflect
The view in your head
And if, by whatever means, you have come to think
You are not of value, you are substandard, in any manner
Why, you are cursing the very gift of life.
You are actively denying the infinite;
Forcing your moments into boxes neatly labeled
By somebody else.
So let yourself be free, let yourself be.