Liquid Compass

I was so sure of myself,

Knew every step I would take,

My future mapped out,

Almost arrogant, I was. 

But life follows a liquid compass,

Mercurial, shifting when we least expect it. 

Suddenly the compass spins madly,

A room of Fun House mirrors,

A roller coaster out of control,

I am lost, confused,

Wondering who I am and where to go next. 

And then I remember…

I look in my heart,

Finding my true compass,

I right  my path,

Lift my chin,

And set my sails for the light  off in the distance,

Battered and weary,

But full of hope. 


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