Wild With Purpose

Sacrifice arrow
target arrow quiver
play, capture, broad strength
educate wide
the salt miner the apple orchard ladders
an orator with wild purpose
limited celebrity power words
refined skills command
abundant growth
toward spinach, young shoots
sports coat and sprouts

Your father held his breath, his thoughts
stuck together like unrinsed pasta
applications, auditions attempts with lips
puckered to the saxophone
where we stood
on stage

wild with purpose