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April 22, 2013

A Path Long Forgotten

Where leads a path long forgotten?

Its comings and goings

consumed in earthen appendage.

Beneath its long-beaten form

the voice of chaos cries out,

desiring a return to the way things were.

Rocks and roots

strain against man-made fetters,

to reclaim their ancestral grounds.

Before form was possibility,

Before decision was choice,

Before structure was beauty.

These things will return,

but not yet.

For now there is still a path,

with a beginning and an end.

And choice —

decayed,

remains.

Timothy Helgesen

Manchester

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