Write a modern sentence.
Instead of “she floats mostly through the gates of life,”
say “nothing bites her but the front door.”
You will have to believe that she is asking for it.
She keeps going in the same way.

Toss old synecdoche.
Instead of “Hello, Old Sports and Blue Hairs,”
say “Do I look like I’m kidding?”
You can keep your v-shaped brow.
At this point, everyone keeps an extra in their pocket.

Send words through less tended landscapes.
Instead of “he hums with bees, scent of mirepoix wafting,”
say “that’s an ill-diced holy trinity for a Sunday!”
Do not burn towards a recipe any longer.
Bubble away in the bone until done.