Help Us Locate Ourselves

by Peter Erich

Shuffle a single step left 
dove from the trenches, double-check 
is there gun smoke in the crops? 
Crack morse code magic spells 
two soldiers hold a map and 
count the landmarks to go til' home. 
Eat cranberries straight from the bog 
painter remake the color red as it tastes 
this is a lesson in vision too. 
Straddle the sand bar 
with questions directed at the island's edge.

Map of where you begin and end
the cartographer is unconcerned with the view.