In The Distance Ahead

Caught myself in the rear-view mirror

Remember the path we left behind
The trail of crumbs, the steps we traced

That trail seems longer now
From the present point of view

But it seems that we survived those straits

Whether we endure
The distance ahead

Caught myself glancing over my shoulder

There was some black face that looked
An awful like yours among the crowd

Yet I shook away the memory
Along with the stress I was reliving

But it looks like nothing was ever there

Whether we endure
The distance ahead
Neither of us shall know

We may have tossed leaden phrases

That bore blood to flesh

Blurred their eyes with tears

But what use is there

In reliving those years

Caught myself staring back in the mirror

Some sallow soul made a gesture
That asked me for forgiveness

In the corner of its eye
I swore I saw the remnants of you

But I turned away as soon as I came to

Whether we endure
The distance ahead
Neither of us shall know
But look at how far we’ve come
And together how we’ve grown

 

Other Poetry of Mine:

Finally Found Nowhere
Waterfront Wayfarer
For Everyone
Shipwrecked

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