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Uncertainty

April 19, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
158 articles 22 photos 923 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."


step one

a step into an ocean

a vast unknown world

my future

i stare down

watching the ripples spread

tiny waves

radiating from

me, my future.

i lift my foot

hesitate-

i doubt if it is wise

back i glance

staring past

the road from which i came

my footfalls

a blow with finality

past the puddle now

i stand upon

my new street

and stare up at my house

no, not just a house

a new destiny

change

i look back again,

searching where i came

i find nothing.

i have departed forever, it seems

my gaze returns to the home

new, large it seems

the bricks of my new life

siding yellow

a happy color... right?

no, no, it feels adrift

a floating space away from the world

a new, perilous place

wrapped up in a happy dress

a lie!

a lie of my future,

it should be joy

i step back, with fear,

my foot smashes the small puddle

i retreat from the ocean

staring again, at the ripples.

i step back forward

and take a stone

throwing it down

on the glass surface

watching the way back

fracture, many ripples

flowing from

no more retreat.

i walk forward

brave motion

my hair flowing behind

strands grasping at

yearning for what was

hiding from what is

i ignore it

or try to

as my grasp clutches the handle

fearfully i turn it

watching it slowly move

i pull open my future



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on May. 30 at 10:06 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
158 articles 22 photos 923 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"
"I just switched 50 things to anonymus and it doesnt even make a diff- why was i writing this again? where was i? hm.... oh well."

Thanks! iyts an exercise in something im trying to do, poetry style storys.

Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on May. 29 at 10:18 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
97 articles 28 photos 692 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I say
It just begins to live
That day."
--Emily Dickenson

That was way cool!