two forks #1

Lois E. Linkens

lois e. linkens

Once I met a fork in that craggy road,

And it did two bold options so present –

Two ways in which to go, with choice proceed

Across the scanty plains of life and breath.

One was easy. Simple love for concrete minds

As was solid writ, to nakedness combine

And so become a woman in the truest sense.

Like that! I’d live by Eden’s face and hence

Would bat all questions to our bodied stance.

‘Tis not my love that thou should place in doubt

But that red gate aflame pressed to keep out

Those hearts that at this dreaded fork do

Knee-ward crash. Between the road of self-denial

Or bleak solo endurance in some far exile.

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Author: Sudden Denouement

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