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Stepping Out


09.03.18 Posted in today's words by

Patrick Theron Erickson’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (July 2018).

Stepping Out
By Patrick Theron Erickson

A new wind
stirs the deepest roots

and brings new leaves
to bear

gathers the old ones too
and binds them as one

turns over a new leaf
turns over every stone

though not every stone
is a sure stone

a touchstone
tried and true

not every stone
is a stepping stone
to be sure

but those that are
will do.



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