Monday, September 2, 2019

treasure chest

each day i journey
to the far ends of the Earth
reclaiming pieces of my heart
fractured and broken off

they are scattered among ruins
of temples long-deserted
hidden deep in forests between
seeds of lilies yet to bloom

woe are my feet
from hiking through islands
ravaged by storms
yet there is nothing i won’t do
to become
the person i was when birthed

*Performed at Art Inspiring Art (Brown’s Run Country Club) on 8/30/19