Don’t shave your grace with a rusty straight razor. Don’t clip your phrases with over-sharpened shears. Don’t give away the ending until you know the beginning can bear fruit. Best not to book a room in the hotel of hate. Don’t sell yourself short when you’re a piece of the sky. Don’t over-tighten the threads on this machine called Time. Best not to hop into an anthrax taxi, even if the driver offers a free ride. Don’t repaint over any of your fingerprints on this all-too-short human life.