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The Road Behind

The future may have mountains, but there's meaning in the path you've already conquered.

Photo courtesy of sculpies on iStock.

I may not be as calm

or peaceful as I should be

I may not yet be

the surface of the bay

on a windless day

perfectly tranquil

like glass shimmering

in evening sunlight


I may still overreact

creating disturbances

and send ripples

crashing into waves


I’m still not yet

to the place I want to be

but I’ve come a long way

from the girl who wept

turning puddles into oceans

every time something small

went suddenly wrong


there’s beauty in a journey

just like they always say

those old words have worth

it’s not too soon to appreciate it

when you’re still on your way

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Leigh Fisher
Leigh Fisher

I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast.

I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.

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