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Constant Traveler

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How many miles have you gone, dear?
Asleep you look travel weary,
laden with the dust of miles.
Constant traveler of distances you know displacements more
than I. The world must be intricate
in your mind’s 
map, as circuitous as the dendrites
that carry your memories of place, which to me are but unmarked
spaces that I struggle to name.
No one knows the dangers of the road more than you,
but why do you now lay there defenseless
fatigued slumber, as though you could not be roused,

There is something in me, wanting
ruffle your hair.
But I am never where 
the road takes you.
a gift for Miguel, Dec 10, 2010


Written by thedoe

December 10, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Posted in Character Study

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