Contemporary Life Introspection Reflections Uncategorized

Fold this for a minute…

My past is a detailed map

of mosaic tiles; true picture
discerned only from a distance

up close, personal, the lines
of each piece go every which
way and intersect at odd angles
going nowhere and everywhere

Step back a bit and the picture
comes into cleaner, crisper focus
you see where you have been
where you are currently headed

But no matter how you try you
will never be able to get it folded
like it was, nicely creased, then
back into the glovebox properly

As it should be, as I am; colorful,
intricate, cartographer’s nemesis
not easily compartmentalized.

By poetluckerate

I am a poet, writer, and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 then returned to Minnesota in 2018 - hopefully, to stay.

I lived in the most urban of settings, and the rural Midwest. These perspectives impact my writing in very unique ways.