Paper boats

//don’t be a paper boat,

paper boats tend to take in
more water than is allowed
by principles of physics,
so they drown on the insides
first, before they can tell themselves
dry up, honey, dry up,
there’s a lighthouse to reach,
there’s a lifejacket there,
there’s a harbour waiting.
don’t be a storm,
storms are known to have killed a lot of paper boats.

you could be water,
that doesn’t kill those who know how to stay afloat.

you could be the lighthouse,
that doesn’t care if its light reaches those who don’t deserve it.

know
that the opposite of fragile is strong, not cruelty.

know
that the fire you used to burn your bridges
can burn you, or light your way.

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