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AMBLING DOWN THE LONELY HIGHWAY (WC 126)
By Michelle S. Kennedy
I take the road less traveled.
Most times I am alone.
It leads me down a narrow path
into a great unknown.
The street is long and empty
with forest on each side
Cool mist and fog now drench my thoughts
and taint my every stride.
A branch snaps in the distance.
Hushed silence is provoked—
A squirrel wakes from his slumbered rest
since sound has been invoked.
My breath is deep and panting,
perspiration’s down my back
but in this peaceful morning I’m
surrendered to the track.
As golden leaves fall down like rain
and scatter to the ground,
I feel a sense of harmony
when looking all around.
Anticipating winter’s chill
will soon be in the air,
the effervescent scenery
departs without a care.