Julian O. Muehrcke
It tells the truth by lying, like a poem
I've always liked maps; they can tell so many stories. Here's a poem that reflects on a life before GPS...
With bold hyperbole of shape and line ---
A masterpiece of false simplicity.
Its secret meanings must be mulled upon,
Yet all the world is open to a glance.
With colors to fire the mind, a song of names,
A painting that is not at home on the walls
But crumpled on a station wagon floor,
Worn through at folds, tape patched
and chocolate smudged
(What other work of art can lead you home?)
--- A map was made to use.
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