Journey

One stumbling step after the other
Not sure which way to go
But the hill is getting steeper
And the wind is coming from every direction
It blows cold over my pale brow
Strands of hair getting into my eyes
Making it difficult to see the next step
Fog creeping up from every side
Painting the sky a milky white
Shadows looming up in the light
Coming from nowhere and never close enough
To make out where to put my foot
Sparks of fire bursting out from nowhere
Little glimmers only and never close enough
To make out where to put my foot

One stumbling step after the other
Not sure which way to go
The hill is becoming a mountain
Each breath is shorter, faster and harsher
And the wind is coming from every direction
It blows cold across my fevered brow
Strands of hair tickling my cheeks
Making it difficult to see the next step
Stars blinking every so often somewhere ahead
Making a diamond necklace for ghosts
Little reminders of something else but never close enough
To show me the way and where to put my foot
The last rays of the sun lighting up in the fog
Here then gone but never close enough
To show me the way and where to put my foot

One stumbling step after the other
Not sure which way to go
       It’s just too hard to lift my foot
       It’s just too sad to raise my head
       It’s just too much of everything
I never thought of it being like this
When I started this journey

One stumbling step after the other
Not sure which way to go
       Just putting one foot in front of the other
       Just getting on with it
       Just doing my job
I never imagined it to be like this
When I started this journey

One stumbling step after the other
One now, one later, one after that and another.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Journey

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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