I have a passion for passion
and it’s been seriously under-indulged for years.
I have been a not-so-innocent bystander
on the curb of life for far too long.
It’s a series of long dark tunnels
I’ve been navigating for some time,
wrestling with demons and dragons,
distractions both alluring and repellent.
But now I stand in a circle of light;
before me stretches the path to living.
I can see a different world in the distance
and it’s not all that far away.
There is an unknown someone
waiting there under a streetlight.
Is he waiting for me?
Is he to be my guide in this strange new world?
And, in the end, does it matter?
Perhaps he, like me, has just arrived
from a different tunnel of his own,
and is even now just waiting there
while deciding which new road to follow.
I guess I’ll never know if I don’t
unglue these frightened feet
from this walkway and run bravely
through this one last tunnel to find out.
Regardless of the outcome
I will at least be in a new place, a new time.
And though I’ll be the same old me
with the same old questions
and the same old doubts
perhaps these fresh environs
will be the seedbed of the renewal
I’ve been needing for so long.
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