According to Forrest Fenn, the poem was written by an architect.
I saw this cool post on ‘poems that look like what they’re about’ and, of course, thought of the Thrill of the Chase treasure poem.
Is the poem a map?
Some things are built to last, like the poem—
—or the treasure’s resting spot, good for thousands of years.
Some things come crashing down—
—like your hopes if/when someone else finds the bronze chest.
(Unless you’ve stored your treasures where they will not rust or be stolen.)