1. Plate your pain with reinforced steel;
fit it with tire treads and arm
it with the revolver you keep
in the kitchen cabinet next to the Coco Pops.
2. Exhibit your pride;
curate it like a museum display.
Soak the constitution in formaldehyde
that sticks the imperatives to the page.
Program the X-ray machine at the door to record
the shade of the visitors’ skin
3. Press the flag flat.
Turn it to a freeze-frame
between two Perspex sheets labelled
DO NOT TOUCH.
4. Neglect to mention the pixels of
blood that appear
under UV light and human scrutiny.
5. Freedom is a word that begins and
ends on your display case. The amendments
to its meaning read
like the list of ingredients in a Big Mac.