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From the archives — Roads Not Taken (Ode to Poems) — Sabrina Wiggins

Roads Not Taken (Ode to Poems)

Two roads diverged in a bright wood.
I can only travel one, but covet both.
Time, mine – so I stood,
plucking wild pigweeds as long as felt good;
terrified of taking a track I grow to loath.

I idle as others commence.
I am fixed at the fork betwixt ripening brush.
Stalling makes sense;
better wait than leap at my expense –
mind uncharted like the aisles – mustn’t rush.

All have trekked well into their trails.
I envy their found treasures, their reaped peace.
Inertia has not endowed such tales;
it is only the raven who will hear my wails.
“Nevermore –’’ he flees with the sun’s decrease.

I shall be telling this without excite,
as those weeds become vines that chain me in place
upon the dying of the light.
I didn’t rage into that good Night.
I slipped away, without grace or trace.

by Sabrina Wiggins

from Autumn Sky Poetry DAILY, September 25, 2020

Photo by Christine Klocek-Lim


2 responses to “From the archives — Roads Not Taken (Ode to Poems) — Sabrina Wiggins”

  1. Mariah Avatar

    Oh my, that’s a fun one with a darker core.

  2. Joan Kantor Avatar

    What an interesting take! Well done.

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