Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford

I have maps in my head

I have maps in my head.
Maps of longs walks
where I grew up.
Maps of long, solitary
cycle rides and walks
with or without
an my accompanying dog1.

Later maps of
university towns2
_ visits to friends' neighbourhoods
in other or the same towns.
Cities and countryside
memories of expeditions
_ of rambles aimless rambling meanders
in the daytime
and at night.

I can no longer safely wander
as I used to for all those years3.
I miss the aimless space to think
that cycling and walking
with no intended destination
create as they free my mind4.

- n

Again, this is typed up without editing and was written in about three minutes just now.

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Changes I might make:
1 my faithful, secret-keeping dog.
2 university cities
3 as I used to all those years.
4 created as they freed my mind.
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