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Beginnings


by Katie Scholl


And so it begins

With steady hand, sure stroke

With gaze upward, smile untainted,

Untouched, and unwavering


With starlight, sunlight, summer breeze

Wisps, enchantments of the age

A spring in my step, a light in my eyes

Searching for glimpses of a world unseen


Treasure maps and time machines

Hidden doors and paths unmarked

Eager step and eye alike

Flushed cheeks and a beating heart


The words are clear, the line resolved

Their pages whisper, tease and charm

A hero’s journey, mystery, delight

Glory, wonder, free from harm


But the wind has turned traitor,

The night is now come

And bites the words within its grasp

It tears, hisses, rips, howls

Fire of life turned to ash.



And so it begins

Quivering hesitant, born anew

Tracing its uncertain arc in the muted light

Circling vaguely and wandering away


Radiance and life a mirage, order a dream

Half-remembered flickers dancing, disguised

A journey unrivaled, paths unmarked

Fall away as sleep retreats

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