The River Enterer

detail of monoprint

My life has been filled with taking the path less trodden.

These choices I’ve made come with costs, to be sure.

I can’t seem to stop leaving the house without a map.

Why is this?, I ask myself.

There are easier ways.

Paths with porta-potties along a manicured and tended forest trail..

But I seem to find it more interesting

To crawl over that boulder (metaphorically speaking)

To see what’s on the other side.

You see- I am bored by what I know!

Which makes the shadows and unknown terrain

My friends.

Sometimes I wish for a palanquin;

Because I can no longer go

All the places that call me.

I might surprise you

One day,

Phoning you up

To take hold

Of a corner of the thing…

My curiosity

Grabbing me by the scruff

Of my neck,

Stretched taut

At a whiff

Of a white flower

Over there,

Beyond my grasp.


2 Responses to “The River Enterer”

  1. Dorothyanne Brown on May 24th, 2011

    I love this! I share your frustration – there is so much yet to learn – and yet, it gets harder and harder to push through to where we can.
    Keep reaching…

  2. Elisa on May 25th, 2011

    I had to look that word up!!!
    Yes indeed , it sounds lovely… you.
    Your incredible curiosity is endearing and may it always continue
    much love

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