(For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a forest scene with a path going deep into the forest. The trees at the distance are shrouded in mist)
As I walk the woodland path
Two giant sentinels hold my attention for a moment,
while I ponder the mist shrouded distance
Should I walk further into the unknown?
Will this strange feeling let me pass?
The soft whisper in my mind underlines the words
careful, you may not find your way back.
On this occasion, the feeling had me
turning on my heels to the safety of home.
I will forever wonder what lay beyond the mist.
My mind stretching, growing with every scenario
Turning away, has given me so much more…
© Anita Dawes 2021