In the 10 minutes before the clothes dryer beeps, can I tackle this weeks VisDare from Anonymous Legacy? Hmmm…..I’m not inclined every week, but some I can’t resist.
Yearning for out,
walls closing in,
light right there,
it’s the unseen gate that’s the problem.
Take them one at a time,
you say to yourself,
but there’s that unseen gate,
right at the base,
the steps are too many, too slick,
you might get hurt, better not try.
And what if something unexpected scurries across,
trips you up?
What if you fall
and end up with a wound
bigger than you already have?
And what’s at the top?
You can’t quite make it out.
What if you manage the whole journey
and find it isn’t what you hoped?
But would that be worse than standing still?
It’s the unseen gate
that’s the problem,
the thing that must be scaled.
Just beyond it,
your only hope,
that first step.
(130 words and the dryer is done.)
These VisDare’s are supposed to be flash fiction, but since I don’t what flash fiction is, I hesitate to claim creating it.