Imprint

How freeing it is to reach into the unknown,
to ponder distant paths,
to worlds open, endless,
to journey deeper,
to what could become more.

Clouds drift by, misguided.
What I think I understand drifts right over my head,
the detritus of others like footprints,
faint, gray outlines and mine.

I map the furrows, narrow; struggle,
close an eye and follow still,
beneath broad shadows on my back and ask:

how much deeper the impression,
how more permanent the fade if I stay.

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“It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

3 thoughts on “Imprint

  1. I really enjoyed your poem. Great ending. “how much deeper the impression,
    how more permanent the fade if I stay.”

  2. All our journeys can offer adventure or hope if we have the courage to take them. Lovely thoughts 🙂

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