Stock up on Thin Mints,
and always keep a pocket
knife ready for nail-trimming.
Drink wine, but not too much.
You might try a cigar on the
boardwalk in John’s Pass,
but limit it to that one.
Remember that you can
take four Advils at once.
Read and write, because
there will be both
more and less time,
a paradox you will grow to
understand, if not love.
When you get a chance
to watch a wildly perfect
sunset on a beach, take it.
And always, still, be on time
for Monday morning’s class.

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