30 Poems, 30 Days 2021: Directions (Day 30)
Photos of New York City & Corpus Christi by Christy V.
I’ve gone the four cardinal directions: North, South, East, and West.
I’ve gone four ordinal directions: northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast, and the two vertical directions: up and down.
As well as two relative directions: in and out.
I’ve flown and driven to travel and move. All changed me for good.
If you want to find me, or most of all, my heart
You don’t have to look to the western sky
I’m everywhere I’ve been and dream to be
Start with the city at the center of Texas, at least to me
Move to two states unwillingly as a child
Traveled to three states, one is my favorite, another comes close
Travel to U.S. territories and out of the country
Many times to Mexico, but hope to expand horizons
Set sights to Europe, especially an island of Greece
Live in five cities, but visit more
Travel to Mexico City, but maybe someday Washington, DC.
There’s many cities, states, and counties left to explore
While there’s magic in Florida, do you know my favorite cities are?
First where my family lives and where we came from
And most of all, within New York and Texas
Focus south, that’s where the stars are,
Where I came, where I live, and the place of my past, present, future
The first started my story, with a wonderful riverwalk
The second makes my dreams come true, by the bay, the sea, and islands
And the third changes me always, build on islands
To unlock why, you have to read my words
Someday everyone will
By Christy V.