PAD: Life Hike

Day 4 of Writers Digest Poem A Day~
I will call it:  LIFE HIKE
Hiking a broken trail
beneath green branches
fanned out over me
blocking the sky
how close to life it feels
Hard walk atop embedded rocks
soles rub exposed roots
soil no longer covers 

sunlight filters through
spotlights on ancient ferns

Head turns right
an opening sits plumb
Door to a perspective
not yet known
Curiosity rules here

Veer towards new
step over a fallen tree
through ferns rib high
unexpected vista fills the frame

Another world
trails smooth and gentle
a river glides along
wide high blue open
…the easy way

Why have I stayed in the forest
stomping atop rocks that twist my ankles
when open fields were just off the path?

*For today’s prompt, write a poem about finding something unexpected.   Robert Lee Brewer
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts/2011-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-4

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