interlaced, intertwined, connected
rooted deep, dug into the earth.
stretched between two places in time
yet similar battles have been undertaken.
fighting for the heart, fighting for the soul
fighting for the need to do what’s right.
fighting for truth, fighting for belief
fighting for the things that matter most.
separated now for reasons that seem unfair
gives a slightly surreal feeling to this day.
but real it is and deep it hurts
the pain, the driving force behind it all.
trying to understand just where the road bent
and sent me blindly running down this path.
chasing after what laid itself out before me
on this road I seem to have lost my way.
my compass and my maps are still intact
so I don’t understand just how I got so lost.
my skill at navigation always strong
has wavered and I’m not sure where I am.
dizzily spinning and tripping over everything
that comes across my path upon this road.
knees scratched and bleeding from the falling
over and over and over and over again.
I don’t know how to change direction now
to choose another path, a different road.
I never thought I’d find myself in a place
where everything was as beautiful as this.
but I’m not supposed to be here
and I have to find my own way home.
my own four walls need to protect me
and keep me safe.