PeoPle Are MaZes, ComPlicaTed aNd tiRed // by Melinda K. (April 2016)

The outside has
lush green plants
with
vibrant and bright
colored flowers

yet

the inside has
CoMpliCated pAtteRns
with

decaying and browning
branches

the

inside and outside
are one and the same

yet

only one is
a mirage

placed strategically
so others will
glance at the lush green
and continue
on and
never ask.

but

i know
ThE MaZe
inside and
out

i know
that there
in the
decaying and browning
branches

there is
beauty and
life

i will walk
the endless
MaZe

searching for
the beauty
until i find
the center

the walls
will heal

and

i will
live on
as the
MaZe’s caretaker

forever
keeping
it lush
and
vibrant

and

when my
walls
are
yellow with
age and
crumble
down to
dust

not with
sadness

not with
despair
not with
defeat

but

with the
feeling of an
accomplished
heart

that will
love the
MaZe

and

when your
walls lay
down with
mine

i will
love you

until

the

end

of

time