Tag: the past

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The Truer Path, US Highway 50,93,6, The Loneliest Road, Ely, Nevada, United States of America

The Truer Path

My fear is always
More about the road
Already travelled
Than what is to come

I carry the past
As tragedies
And failures

Then project them ahead
Like road signs

Diverting me from a truer path

I remind myself
When checking the rearview

Acknowledge the tragedies and failures
Along the road once travelled
But leave them in the past

Then bring to mind
The triumphs and successes
Project these on every road ahead
As billboards of encouragement

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Ferry and Mount Baker, Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo Ferry, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada II

I Wipe Them Away

We make time across the Strait
The ferry carries me
From all that I’ve known
To I know not where


But that matters not
The where is not there
I’ve left there behind
Moved on


Who knows
Not I
Just an hour gone
And I miss parts of it


Like a child’s stuffed toy
Or her comfort blanket
The woman no longer needs
Nostalgia alone soothes adult vulnerability

A bit

I hope I’ve left
All such things
To the past
They have earned

Like tears

That have fallen
Already forgotten
But for the trails
Dried on my cheek

I wipe them away