I see the world in landscapes
It’s easier to map,
To chart the flow of a mountain range,
or sketch a river flow.
A forest is a simple word
for something more complex,
for there are groves, and hills, and lakes
unique as fingerprints.
Beneath a flat and simple plain
marked with little lines
is a hill where badgers dug their den
and a squirrel sits in a pine.
I like the world of abstract thought,
it’s easier to track
but to speak of love then love my friend
is to live beyond the map.