Stephen Fuller *** Poetry, Essays

The Path I Needed, a poem, revised

 I found it, the path I needed,
 Less the doubts and questions,
 Inside woods I knew I knew. 
 
 Now, that done, snow begins 
 Falling in small flakes
 One each… one each
 One at a time they fall to their place
 On leaves that, too, fell in this place
 One each… one each.
 
 Here, where stillness can only be unstilled 
 By the breeze that misses the leaves felled
 Or a deer that escapes, early for its season,
 I am too, still as snow on a leaf.
 My heart a tiny rhythm for the voice
 That trembles through bared branches.
 
 Inside woods I knew I knew,
 Less the doubts and questions,
 I found it, the path I needed. 

Original version, published last November, can be read here:

(C) 2020 Stephen Fuller

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