you should – a poem

You Should

Follow the yellow brick road,
you say.
wait, what?
I squint my eyes
focus on your lips
wait for you to repeat yourself.
You should follow your heart,
you say,
as if offering me the future on a plate.
But my heart beats arrhythmically,
blood rushing off
veins forking
into different limbs
each playing an important part
of me.
I can no more select a direction to follow
than choose from my senses.
You should follow me,
my heart repeats.
But where does it lead?

Bridge in the Fog - Copyright © http://heatherbutton.com
Bridge in the Fog – Copyright © http://heatherbutton.com

Poetic Asides

For today’s prompt, write a “you should” poem. A lot of well-meaning people are often ready to hand out advice; for instance, my two oldest boys like to tell me I should write a book that people read–like a novel. I’m sure you know folks like that; heck, I’m sure we’re all guilty of it from time to time. But today’s poem is to write such a poem: a “you should” poem. Can be from the perspective of giving advice, receiving advice, or an impartial 3rd party. – Robert Lee Brewer

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