Monday, April 21, 2008

detour


should i draw a map
for you to navigate around
my vulnerabilities?

how can i show the way
when i am drawn
to your comfort
in moving aimlessly?
knowing instinctively
that the trip is as important
as the final destination.

any representation
will be a simplification -
the complexity
sacrificed for simple legibility
of acceptable routes.

any trace of emotion
blotted out -
to focus and remember
one can step on the breaks
or make the right turn,
falling back into safety
of everything transitory.

i'd draw a shortcut instead.
free us
from perennial questions
of knowing
where we're going.

shift the gear.

eyes on the road-

but ignore the roadsigns.

i have already lost
all sense of direction.

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