Always Searching, Sometimes Finding



“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs Nin


For as long as

I have known myself

I have been on a quest

this questing

ranges from

the simple

search for

a delicious treat

to fill a minor hunger


a complex journey

through a labyrinth

mainly looking for a way out

but also seeking the answer

to how I got in there

in the first place


“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”
― Norton Juster


 One such labyrinth

was an old furniture warehouse

which I visited recently

there amongst

corridors of other people’s discarded junk

was a treasure

after which

I had been lusting

for many years

a mannequin

naked in her glory

I have no idea why

I want one of these


bespoke clothing

is not the reason

as the stitches I make

are only to keep

what clothing I have from falling apart

(the idea of shopping

of acquiring new clothes

fills me with a dread

similar to taking a test

am I sure I will fail

for I was running barefoot through imagination

rather than studying)

should you ever see someone

in the street

who looks like a ragdoll

that is probably me


“It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.”
― L.M. Montgomery