Day 55: Recipe for Balancing the Fifth Chakra (Throat)

Give it your best shot, at fifty, with
Seventy-four bars of alto octave notes
Ranging from “Blest Be the Lord,” to
“Eyes Without a Face,” and “Unshaken.”
String a lapis crystal around your neck,
Hang it on a wire, hold it between your teeth.
Write a letter, which you then read aloud
For four days straight, to each direction,
Then burn.
Eat blueberries. And seaweed.
Swallow an idea, which then grows a vine of
Words which might explain, if they were only
Said, instead of hummed on the other end of the phone.
Drink. More.
Once again, rise and sing.

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