25 April 2012

Here I stand
At the edge of an abyss
Nothing but stars above
With certain uncertainty below

At borders I live —
Anxious and afraid
of moments missed
and of melodies mangled

Over the brink I peer —
Childhood behind me
Ambiguous ‘adulthood’ ahead
Familiar guideposts fallen away

Nowhere to go but down
Eyes open, or eyes closed —
The only decision that’s mine
Time to leave the blanket behind.