Beyond the Boardwalk

I wonder if I were not bound by theme

or rhyming schemes

what my fingers would bring

to life

from the depths of me.

 

I wonder if I let myself roam

far and away

in my mind

beyond boardwalk and road

where I would end up

starting, if I’d dip my toes

into my own unknown.

 

I wonder if it is fear

that keeps me as a writer

from letting you near

the fragility of me

I hide between

the lines

of poetry.

 

I wonder if I don’t look back

what I can write;

I’m afraid that past life

is present,

and to eliminate all signs

of it would make me still

a lie.

 

Who I am and what I have to say

is entwined in complex truths

I have only just begun

to hear myself

being whispered

in the aftermath of years

of chaos,

 

and I wonder if I let myself be

all of me

and allow my past and present

to flow freely

into my future,

if that would be the mixture

that leads

to my destiny.

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Poem and image ©LauraDenise

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