Road Map

Road Map

This is a face of violence,
Accidental and deliberate.
A face of such sorrow
And boundless communal joy.

Love has blessed this face
Bringing laughter and caress
Heartbreak has scared it
And lingers in its windows.

A road map to the present,
Of beginings and conclusions.
Valleys that will deepen,
Mountains that will rise.

This worn imperfect cover
Of a life and works to be,
This is the face of I alone,
My unfolding history.

©Adam Lucy 2017