for she is a map

with her infinite expanses

be meticulous

in your cartography

plot points in her

for repeated exploration

leave your signature

in resolute ink

on her pink

parchment paper

be articulate

label unknown landmarks

diagram the décolleté

measure the distance

in her contours and caverns

for she is a map

and you

are her sextant

a.duncan, 2016

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"She would fill endless notebooks with stories about the characters in her life, their impressions, words, friends, lovers, inspirations, fantasies. She spent her days dreaming up worlds where they fit together in visions; the if only, the never again, the someday. Those who knew her best would describe her as a creature with a clear and sometimes painful sense of herself; furious with ideas and convictions, to a point that she frightened love away with discernment and a relentless strength of character."

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