What does it mean, the number you are?
Pounds or password, 23rd in line
before your turn, zip code, blood pressure,
days traveled before the car broke down
the years you have managed to escape,
stay alive or times you have kept your mouth shut.
Texting mishaps, trips to the store, loves lost.
You may think these numbers
have power to direct your life.
Upside down thinking at its best.
This code of numbers is yours alone.
Deciphering it requires desire
not a Hollywood mastermind.
You have always known the way out.
© Ali Grimshaw 2016