The Map

 

 

i get so lost
still

days go by, i'm
ok, i think. i'm
putting one foot
in front of the other...

one, two.
one, two.
one,
one,

i stop.
i lift my head up.

nothing is familiar.
nothing is comforting
except my bed, my
pillows, my quilts, my books.

i stop breathing

where am i again?

oh.

one, two.
one, two.
one, two.

i sit on the couch
with the window wide
watching the cars flow
like molten steel over the bridge.
colors like the rainbow, bits of other
people's music.
i stare at my hands.

where am i?

oh.

one, two
one, two
one, two

i start to breathe again

it's just a life.

not the one i had
not the one i almost had

not the one i want.

but it's a life.

head back down

one, two
one, two
one, two...

it'll be over soon enough.

denise

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