My bare feet kiss the ground with every footfall,
Joyous but bittersweet, my heart races,
I'm spellbound, my body heeding the earth's timeless call.
The awe all around me my longing embraces.
The wind pours through the moss,
Whispering, whispering. Talking to me.
Telling me secrets so very like candyfloss.
Worthless, useless, beautiful secrets. My key to set minds free.
Panting, I slow to a halt. The sunlight dapples the road behind me.
Shadows embrace the path before.
I know the road behind me, "I am safe." it guarantees.
But I choose to walk forward, and not bask in the light of the past. I am not afraid anymore.