who lost who

to be lost is a state that can only be attained after becoming fixed
and fixed can only be brought to those profoundly broken
adverbs can only modify words that can be pictured

for the way descriptions work
the noun lost its verb
and the adjective is trying to show it the way

and while you try not to lose yourself
in the metaphor woven for your benefit
risk a little 

let your life run over the edges
whatever that means to whoever lost you
and find a way to make language

speak to your ear in a tongue 
that cares where you are
who will find you again by feel