The Lost Explorer


Have a plan B and C when you travel to adventurous lands

Perceptions

In search of gold, I land in a forest
where in plenty, are ants of all sorts
that would add to potential costs
as with bites they force me to rest.

I take a long discarded canoe
with a treasure map in hand
that would direct me to the gold
held and lost by an incredible tribe.

In the land of piranha and reptiles,
where the snake and the wolf make
their solo appearance in the dark,
I for one would be at my wit’s end
as to stand still or break into a run.

During my wanderings, I come upon
a deserted hut, that is for me to berth
to lodge myself away from the animals
who are all out as one, to dislodge my
plans and myself from this very earth.

I wake up to see the remnants of my boat
that has been destroyed by some creature
that went this…

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2 thoughts on “The Lost Explorer

    1. As per your perspective it could also mean this. In his pursuit of wealth and happiness he wears down his health in his relentless travel and loses his prized possessions including his loved ones. By the time he realizes it, life has passed away.

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