Poetry - Issue 07 | November 2009

This Map

by John


This Map

This map proclaims that I am here
When here’s not where I want to be.
I’ve made my wishes very clear
But it insists that I am here.
I truly think I should be near
A place that only minds can see.
This map insists that I am here
When here’s not where I ought to be.


About the author

John Byrne is an American-Irish citizen, and currently lives in Oregon. His short stories and poems have been published most recently in Centrifugal Eye, Naugutuck River Review, and Umbrella Journal. This piece is a product of two recent trips to France and his last extended stay in Ireland.

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