don't open your mouth and ask
don't open your mind and wonder
don't bother--don't gasp--don't stutter
just go back to being last.
I don't like to ask for help,
I don't like to call us friends.
you won't be coming along with me,
you won't be there at the end.
I've been flapping my arms so hard,
but I can't get off the ground.
I've been shooting dirty looks around,
but they're not going very far.
don't close or hide your eyes,
you still won't see my hand.
don't not peek behind the curtain,
you won't see hidden plans.
don't close your mind and forget,
don't close your mouth and hush,
don't get in line, or bother much...
just lay down your final bet.