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Everywhere but Here

01.05.18 Posted in today's words by

Charlotte Ozment lives and writes in Cedar Creek, Texas. 

Everywhere but Here
By Charlotte Ozment

One step at a time,
upward, upward
with occasion to pause
between each reach for the next
and the one before and beside.

Do take a rest to ponder
at the elevation still to be attained,
the connection to the first and the last,
the pits and ruts, litter and debris
left behind by less frequent travelers.

But don’t stay too long
else the moss will grow
with tendrils that will drag you back
a time or two steps ago,
convincing you to mind and mend the ruts
lest they trip you down
as they always seem to do
for those looking everywhere but here.

2 Responses to “Everywhere but Here”

  1. Bobbie Troy says:

    I like this one, Charlotte.

  2. […] First Published by: Vox Poetica Publication Date – January 5, 2018 Link to my Poem […]

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