as a refresher, poets.org describes "found poetry" in the following way:
A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet."
subject: bicycle helmet
zakia, though i know you are grown and can do any darn thing you want to.
you have a responsibility
to stay around as long as you can to share
the awesome gifts you have.
though there is no particular value
in longevity, i think the intensity
of one's sharing of gifts
one has been born with and honed
is what counts. but why chance
shortening the time one can share
for no good reason? surely following
the police around, organizing
and struggling for change
have their dangers,
but those are chances worth taking.
riding without a helmet
is just exposing yourself
to unreasonable risk
for no good reason.
please don’t! love, daddy.