Where to Now?

Where to Now? January 24, 2022

Now that I’ve come out of hiding,

my fears are forgetting to be afraid.


Now that I’ve dropped my opinions

in the rain, my story is too small

to cover my heart.


Now that I’ve put down what I thought

was important, I’m surprised by angels

lost along the way.


How we got here doesn’t matter

and where we’re going is just

something for the mind to chew.


I’ll meet you here, in the palace

that difficulty opens—the magical

doorway, the shape of who we are.


A Question to Walk With: Describe a door that difficulty has opened for you.

This is the title poem from my book of poems, The Way Under the Way (Sounds True).

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