back away from a snake
play dead for a bear
howl at a wolf
climb a tree for a deer
i know all the protocol
when something wild’s coming at you
got no clue what to do when i’m the attacker
do i run do I hide?
do i dig a big hole and climb down or
stand my ground and lock eyes?
do I demand apologies or do I apologize?
when it comes to my beast
i’m just doing my best to survive
eat for a cold starve for a flu
ice for a sprain
take an aspirin or two
i know these remedies
for the sick and bed-ridden
got no clue what to do when i’m the affliction