it is time to reduce your life

down to all but the barest



sell the car and buy a bicycle

and sell the bicycle and buy

some shoes


and sell the shoes and just

go barefoot, better yet,

go nude


leave your house and live

under a tree, or under

the stars


or actually the stars are a bit

elaborate in these lean times,

sleep under a black



gone are the days of beer and wine


gone are the days of cheese and grapes


gone are the days of gruel and bricks


leave your body behind,

dissipate and diffuse

into atoms


do this for your country