Sit back a little bit and quiet your spirit.
Reign in those fantasies and breathe gently.
Be nonchalant and let not the things out there worry you.
Surrender to the numb glossy sheen creeping across your eye.
It’s more palatable that way, you see.
Much more becoming and less complex.
Downgrade your expectations
And satiate yourself with the small.
Enjoy the tight fit.
Learn to see the beauty of docility.
The order is already established and the hierarchy fixed.
It’s the proper way to behave.
The best outcome for you to hope for.
Silence those wild yearnings
And come back to earth.
Dwell within your boundaries
And be grateful for what you’ve got.
Keep your mind off unseemly realities.
Do not exert yourself, spurning the hearth
Shrink yourself, dear child.
Lest you be found indomitable and disagreeable
Render your passions unto simplicity
Take pleasure in aesthetic preening and feminine whiles.
The world is a dangerous place, little one.
Downsize your dreams.