And when you do have a thought that ventures outside the lines,
you must first pour it through the filter of what your friends might think,
then measure it against what your family will say,
weigh it on the scale of public opinion,
hold it against the backdrop of “normal,”
and once you’ve done all that...
trust me, there will be but a mere morsel
of a fragment,
of the instinctive urge,
anointing, gift, or call that brought you to question to begin with.