The tag on the map is making assumptions. It says, “You are here,” as if it knows who I am and is speaking directly to me. But it doesn't know me. If it did it would say, “Why are you here?” And I would be at a loss because any answer I could give would be an unworthy cliche. The truth is I am here, looking for you at every turn. But you are not here. Perhaps you are standing in front of another map, reading a tag that says, “You are here!” Maybe you are thinking the same thing. You are not here.
~Elise Skidmore ©2023