Before you book a journey of revenge
you must always think of the duck
who took his revenge
upon the poisoned apple in the road
and never rose again.
After remembering to avoid eating random fruit found on a highway
make sure your guns are cleaned and oiled
and your silencers all fit
just like you airtight alibis.
Take three times as much ammo
as you think you’ll need
and an ample supply of wigs and fake facial hair
and changes of clothes and gloves and plastic bags.
Make sure your taser
and don’t forget to bring the charger.
Never forget to have small guns
in ankle holsters
and several knives secreted on your body.
And it probably never hurts
to have a couple of cans
of police-issued pepper spray either.