All around town there are treasures
waiting patiently to be found.
They hide in the deepest reaches of grocery shelves
in the shadows of name-brand products,
in the spots where only the most dedicated hands will venture.
Sitting in plain sight,
dressed up in layers of dust,
they stand out only to those
who take the time to see them.
X marks the spot
for those that want to find it.
They are their own map
and the journey is their reward.
I like the contrast of “dressed up in layers of dust”