I’m Not Lost This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I wouldn’t say I lack a sense of direction …
out loud, that is.
But I don’t get too lost,
just enough to call it a day,
to make it a memory
of a laugh and not a tragedy.
You see, part of me enjoys
the causality of getting lost.
I look around, see a tree, a squirrel,
a squirrel going up a tree.
I would have missed that
had I reached the park on the first try.
Funny story:
I got lost going the doctor’s office. I ended up by a cemetery.
I hope that wasn’t an indirect message.
But I don’t think I’m misdirected – I’m headed where I have to be.
I don’t know the path I’m pacing until I look behind.
Right ahead is the world I’m facing, like a soft-cheeked baby, for the first time.
I have no thirst or hunger, but I do have time.
So what if I get a bit lost every now and then?
“Then” usually being the moment directly proceeding now.
If it’s meant to be, I’ll reach my destination when I must arrive.
But each step I take is part of the story.
You could say I’m lost
but I know I stride down the road that was built for me.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Lanimal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm
Love this! :)
 
futurista12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2015 at 1:02 am
Amazing. I really liked this piece.
 
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