Roadmaps Sketched in Pencil

Roadmaps sketched in pencil

Spray painted arrows on brick walls

Deja vu standing at crowded crosswalks

Familiar houses on streets with no names


Standing, spinning

Arms outstretched to keep from falling

Shapes blending with color palettes

Streak marked images etched deep in my mind


Stopping, stumbling

My balance kicked by gravity’s pull

Knee burns and scraped cheeks

Leaving scars in the middle of the street


Crumpled maps thrown in corners

Brick walls covered with fresh coats of paint

Turning corners instead of crowded street crossings

Voices from my past guiding me home


Originally posted August 7, 2015