Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Round Trip to There and Back

How many different ways
to do a thing
to do one thing
to take a walk

take a hike
follow the river
follow the nose
in front of your face

stride right

high road and low
straight, narrow
and into the wind
along the ridge

and back
down trail
true north

through the pines
around the hot zone
and toxic places

shouldering loads
swinging free
bent by cares
and shuffling slow

full of hope
full of vigor
near the end
on a new path

this far and no further
focused and driven and dreaming hard
lovelorn and anguished
how many different ways

to walk or live or love

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