Before we reach the intersection
of two crossroads, fear restrains us.
We can not know what’s behind
each bush we beat around or each
word we’ve curbed and cornered.
Some days it doesn’t pay to get up
speed for speaking. Yet we keep
on going – slower and so afraid of
this particular crossing, this place
where we could not face in time
that one (oh, stop!) octagon gone
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.