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The Path With Which Guides

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The Path With Which Guides

December 22, 2018


The path with which guides is not linear

like long flat highways unrolled between fields dotted with corn,

expanding endlessly into future with certainty

and expected yields recorded on spreadsheet.

Dumb would be the man who banked

on unchanging sunsets, the greenest of harvests, and sky nectar

that fell in even drops just when needed.

Contemporary life is more like a traffic circle

in groups of three, sending you screaming through

cemented curves, jerking the independent wheel, at the last minute

trying, guessing, anticipating,

reaching into atmosphere for a plan on paper,

like classroom equations with only one answer,

but your breath is all you have.


Missy R. Rogers

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About missyrogers

Lifelong Michigander, early 40s, craft addict, chihuahua collector, coffee drinker, recovering human being, bipolar I, electronic music lover, bullshit caller, 5' tall, my blood is organic, and I refuse to be anything else. I will write until I die.


4 thoughts on “The Path With Which Guides

  1. This certainly makes me think!

    Posted by The Eclectic Contrarian | December 22, 2018, 7:18 pm
  2. Good stuff.

    Posted by Bill | December 24, 2018, 1:20 am
  3. Look out for the ever changing road ahead! Good piece to read again as the thoughts filter down!

    Posted by cathylapointeblundypoet | January 7, 2019, 9:10 pm
  4. Good stuff.

    Posted by W.J. KING | January 29, 2019, 1:41 pm

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