Sweeping into the Unknown

I noticed the crack while walking.

There, along the river, a crack in the earth,

a cut,

a section separating,

ready to be swept into the water.

Earth, water, air, sky, the elements merging.

The crack appeared after a heavy rain.

Flooding, excess, overabundance,

resulting in a drastic change of form.

Transitions are like that.

Forceful at times,

excessive,

with the ability to feel the earth shift.

I go about my day, putting one foot in front of the other,

assuming the earth will be there for my feet

to connect and then push away.

One footstep after another,

assuming,

until the earth moves,

until I notice the shift,

the crack,

the cut.

Or maybe, the cut prevents my foot from moving,

connecting

or pushing away.

Noticing the assumption is not real,

is not solid,

and there is no place for my foot to connect.

It is then, finally,

possibly,

hopefully,

courageously,

the transition happens.

When both feet stop,

hold their ground,

notice,

wait,

notice even more deeply,

wait with wonder and anticipation,

notice,

and step in a new direction,

sweeping into the unknown.

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3 thoughts on “Sweeping into the Unknown

  1. I love your words,the uncertainty of the earth under my feet speaks to my heart,
    I’m so glad you found time to write this. Please don’t stop
    I have walked that path a thousand times, I’ve sat on that bench for hours and hours, I’ve written line after line of poetry as I listened to the sound of the river, Reflecting always upon my fear of that edge. For me life waited on the other side of that chasm, I knew that I would have to step over that edge, and be swept into the unknown if I ever hoped to be reborn as the person I was meant to be. I risked being destroyed but I have survived and it is a beautiful thing. I am grateful that you were able to witness a part of it,
    I hope your venture into the unknown brings you clarity, understanding and peace.

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