You've got to earn your way to monkeydom. Likewise,
You can't become a person just because you want to.
You've got to earn your way to persondom.
You can't adjust the valves of your toilet without
certain kinds of tools and your own opposable thumbs.
You can't sleep soundly and warmly in a bed made
of discarded slaughterhouse animal products.
One needs a warm blanket and a pillow, or two
warm blankets and two pillows.
Some people may end up with four or more of each
and maybe even earplugs, a cat and long underwear.
One can't just wish themselves to have a certain color hair.
One can't just make sense of the universe with a book.
One can't climb into a basket and expect to be picked up
and delivered to the correct address.
These expectations lead to lots of disappointments.
These disappointments rise up with greenish teeth.
One can not just make monsters out of an empty heart,
the monster has to be real enough to smell monster-y.