"Let your freak flag fly,"
They tell you
So let it fly
A banner blowing bravely in the breeze
It's your flag.
But do unfurl it!
Spread it on the grass and have a sunny picnic
Cocoon yourself in it against the bitter winter cold
Or sew it into your cloak and traipse the forest with your elves and sprites.
Just never let it sit
Folded and memorial on a shelf in the den
Collecting dust and shame
A monument to splendors that might have been.