"...Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on..."
Stairway to Heaven, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
Paths have a way of appearing
and disappearing before our eyes.
Our work is to stay awake
just long enough to see
beneath sight, to realize
we have always been given
at least two paths to go by.
As if by magic incantation,
the words scribe from keys
round and strident: two paths,
you choose. And then the choice,
to remain frozen to solid ground
or, the bolder, to feel feet lift
toward the heavens, as heartbeats
skip, dance and sing a new tune
at being given the chance to divine,
to initiate action, to move forward,
no matter which path chosen,
a finite knowing that there are
no paths mistaken; for each
is success awaiting.