Just when you think you’ve got a handle on things
the strap breaks off. What’s done, Pilgrim, won’t un-do.
No chick can fit back in its shell. That’s how the cookie
crumbles, how the cell mutates. Vent like a pirate’s parrot,
fulminate the air blue–then put a sock in, bear it. Grin.
Even if it hurts your teeth, be ye of good cheer. Giving
in is not the same as giving up. Plug your gun in. Draw
a single line of glue along the surface that offends and
hold the mess together. Repair is an opportunity to make
the situation yours. Add more glue. Slap on some trim.