Permission

In case you’re waiting for permission
to be that wild soul you so admire
know
that it’s past due for applications
to be sent in
and anyway
the authorities were told to pack their bags
ultra vires
that’s what we heard
and that’s the good news

oh yes
and then

you might remember
the jacket you first wore
rough and raw
and kind and the world

and then

you might remember

that you are the wild