A map’s a guide to find a world
Knitted by angels, plain or pearled,
And though you need a map as guide,
Keep your own eyes open wide.
I spent a year caught in a map
Until I found a big enough gap
I crawled out through this exit slit,
So here I am, like some half wit
Words can act like heroin,
You live so high, where I have been.
But onto earth, I gladly fall.
The air the sun the rain is all.
My senses are my lovers long-
My ears, my eyes, my skin, my tongue.
The winds caress my naked flesh,
To dwell on earth is all I wish.
I’ll live with mice and birds and plants,
I’ll share my food with miscreants
I’ll keep my words inside a tin,
And only, now and then, go in.
I’ll live with cats and spiders three.
And like a wildflower grow quite free.
I’ ll give my words to those who hear,
And eventually, I’ll disappear
Earth to earth then ash to ash
When soaked with rain, I shall disperse.
My atoms wing like butterflies,
And to the Flower, I’ll fly, disguised