strengthen your bones
bolster them against erosion

nosh broccoli. snack on string cheese
paint with bob ross. go barefoot
in bluegrass. take a hike and soak
in sunny vitamin d. eat almonds
lentils, sardines. belly laugh, meditate
communicate and vegetate if necessary
find what you like. do as you please
munch crunchy kale chips. be kind
to yourself, others—to the bees

this earth will try to suck your marrow, grind
your skeleton to dust and ultimately succeed
but know you’re constructed of stuff
five times more powerful than steel
four times as sturdy as concrete

the world will weather you but you
are built to last, tougher than you seem
show ‘em what you’re made of
strengthen your bones