by Andres Sanz from Upslapsh

Patterns of Our Lives

If you laid out a tapestry

of places you’ve visited in your life

would your pattern

be plaid, flowery, striped,

triangular or circular,

with no beginning or ending or all boxed in?

Perhaps one is better than the other —

linear with no start or finish

but then again, there might

not be a pattern

like those purple pajamas

caressing this body which once was.