Day 9: 9th April 2015 NAPOWRIMO
LOST IN THE WOODS
I wander off the path
So many times, to always
Find my way back.
I tried in vain to get lost in the woods.
I want the deep dark gloomy trees
To engulf my being
To never let me go.
I keep walking today, determined
To get lost in the woods
And never come back.
I listen to the birds chirp, watch flowers bloom
The trees sway with the rhythm of the wind
The moist dark soil, muddy and soft
Entices me to sit down in the deep embrace of the forest
Finally I am at peace, finally lost
As the sun sets on the horizon, the forest starts to deepen, darken
I remember my ailing mother, my little brother
The dinner uncooked, the shop to be opened
I pick myself up to go home, I cry
I know I’ll have to come back again to get lost
I’ll have to try.