Threshold

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Where am I going?
I don’t have a set destination
But, I’ve been treading uphill
In the general direction of your threshold
You don’t know it yet
But, you’ve chosen to stain me permanently
In your audacious color
Just look at these broken fingers
They are blue and twisted in agony
I’ve tried in vain to erase the traces
Of your filament from my fingers
Still, light comes flooding through its cracks
Illuminating the charges of the future
Guiding me towards your threshold
I don’t carry any standard road maps
Still, it’s unthinkable to turn back now
Even when the days become shorter
And the nights seem endless
Even as each hour turns, turning me right with it
It’s impossible to walk away from this dream
From everything gracious and fascinating
From all the charred red bits of humanity
Where am I going?
I don’t know your name
I don’t even know where you live
But, let me tell you my true story
All my life I’ve been treading uphill
In the general direction of your threshold
Will you welcome me with open arms
When I arrive at your door?

14 thoughts on “Threshold

  1. Suzanne

    I love this! So beautifully written. And the pacing is perfect. Love this line especially: “I’ve tried in vain to erase the traces of your filament from my fingers” — great imagery!

    1. BrownGal

      Thank you Suzanne. It’s taken me all this time to realize that nothing in life is bad. Every moment leads you towards your destiny, if you are willing to accept it.

  2. kdillmanjones

    I was going to point out a line that I liked, but in re-reading, I realized I liked them all. (I think the one that stuck out to me initially was “the charred red bits of humanity”.)

    1. BrownGal

      Sometimes the broken parts are the most beautiful and authentic. Human beings are so resilient and are capable of extraordinary things. I’m a sucker for the charred red bits of humanity! Thank you…

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