The Hippocratic Oath I'm asking a friend's ultrasound to take

First be a zygote.
First poop something yellow.
First disregard the sensitivity
of your mother's nipples.
First be dropped by your brother.
First fall down the stairs.
First be afraid of thunder.
First eat a crayon.
First cup your hands together
and hold a bowl of sunlight.
First call your father a spoon.
First grow a rose in your brain.
First show your mother
your first erection.
First break a window or a tree.
First pet a firefly to death.
Then do no harm.
Then do harm.
Then romanticize the time
you did no harm
and do no harm again.
Exuberance
Bob Hicok
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Exuberance

Bob Hicok

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