Blind Guide

Follow your heart
to the ends of the earth,
to your big red balloon,
to the edge of the cliff
and beyond, to your doom.

Follow your heart,
hither and thither—
watch your brain wither
as your heart takes the wheel—
watch your heart laugh
as it pilfers and steals.

Follow your heart,
though everyone warned you
it’s a fool’s errand you run.
See where it leads you,
toward folly or fun—
(though the two are by no means
mutually exclusive).

Follow your heart,
reality be damned—
follow your heart,
see where you land—
with your head in the clouds
or buried in the sand—
any way you break it,
it’s no man’s land.

Claire Juno, © 2013