Path of Life

(photo found at Faerie Magazine on FB)

Every terrifying step,
required and forever forward,
leads me into the bitter unknown,
across lands foreign and amazingly strange,
down lanes untamed; overgrown with thorns,
through dense fogs filled with unexplained desires,
into the unforgiving jungle where evil lashes out for the kill.

Is this the only path for me?
Did I miss a turn somewhere along the way?

Perhaps I can start over,
close my eyes and count to ten,
find myself back in my mother’s arms,
no worries, no expectations.

It is cold here,
the closer I come to the end,
the end of the unknown.

Do I rejoice or cry, I know not.

Written 5/30/2015