Dug into the back of that wardrobe

to pull out my old sweater,

a little faded and missing a button

Pulled on my old hiking boots,

the ones with the broken laces

and soles that had seen better days

I made my way to the familiar trail,

dappled with sparkling sunshine

peeking through falling leaves

I was home

Enjoying the solitude

I was in that place where

my thoughts had to room to breathe

The view from the highest cliff,

just enough motivation to find

that breakthrough waiting for me


photo: mine

prompts: WP Daily Prompt, Poets on the Page, Five Minute Friday/31 days


  1. This was beautiful. It was also the first poem from OctPoWriMo that I read this year. Now I’m off to see what other poems people have written for it. Thanks for giving me such a good first impression of this event. 🙂

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