Tag: the road

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Rearview, South on State Road 375, Nevada, United States of America

Choices

I make choices
Sometimes they’re wrong
Sometimes they’re right

Sometimes I know
Which way they’re going to go
Even before I make them

More often they go
The way they’re going to go
Long before I see the right or the wrong

I make choices
Sometimes I realize
Sometimes I don’t

Until they’re in the rear view mirror

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A Glimmer Beyond the Surreal, Golden Gate Bridge, From the Marin Headlands, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Glimmer ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #225

I come to
At the shadowy peak
Of surreal darkness
Above a world both familiar
And utterly strange

Shrouded beacon
Reaches into the murk
Whisper of stifled radiance
Beckons

Illuminates
A serpentine road
Beginning and end uncertain

Strike out for the unknown
Keep faith the road reaches the bridge

Hopeful glimmer beyond

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Blackened Earth, Highway G215, Nearing Liuyuanzhen, Gansu Province, China

Rolling through the Ebony

Rolling through
A land of crushed ebony
Tarry asphalt dividing
The slender white lane markers
And scrubby tufts of amber

I scramble up an ebony mound
To find a landscape of ebony mounds
Growing to distant mountains
All of the same ebony skin

“At least,” I think, out loud
Into the air so dry
It swallows up the words
Right off my tongue
“the falling sun seems less
Like a fire
On a cast-iron skillet.”