March 8, 2014

The “I” States. ~ Brian Beatty

Photo: Martin Crush via Pixoto

Using a compass for a clock

got me where I am today —

plus never saying, “Goodbye.”


Lost is not the same

as being aimless

about my wandering.


I was always too tall to hang

myself, too lazy to learn

how to pull the trigger of a gun.


Nor should a wayward journey

be confused with never

making it home.


It’s no wonder I’m not dead.

Unless on the move, I was never alive.


Now go, invisible friend.

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