Poetry

treasure map

I am composed
of fragmented thoughts and dreams,
interconnected like threads
on a tapestry, and yet
somehow separate, one from another.
My words,
bloody and broken,
like my heart,
scattered across canvas and paper –
parts of me
reserved for you.
I fall and I wake.
I bend and I break.
I speak and I hear.
I breathe and I feel.
I’m human, just like you.
The things I’ve seen,
the places I’ve been,
markings on a treasure map –
the next place, better than the last;
the future, better than the past.
Step by step,
inch by inch,
breath by breath,
moving print –
a treasure map from me
to you.
Copyright – Brian McBride, 2016
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